A record 92 public schools throughout California were recognized by the Civic Learning Awards. Now in it's seventh year, the awards recognize public schools for their civic education achievements.
A hospital in San Bernardino County offers patients access to something no other hospital in the state offers: access to justice. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in the city of Colton houses the state’s only in-hospital courtroom.
Video with captions: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye announces charge and members of the Pretrial Work Group.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has selected Administrative Presiding Justice Judith D. McConnell for the Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership for her outstanding work in civics.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently visited three schools earning a Civic Learning Award of Excellence—the highest honor —this year: Kumeyaay Elementary in San Diego County, Bellflower High School in Los Angeles County, and Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter in Sacramento County.
Juvenile courts in California are uniquely responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders. But increasingly, courts and schools are recognizing the value of keeping students in classrooms and out of the court system altogether.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
Did you know that California was one of the first states to establish a collaborative court in the U.S.?
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
In this video feature, the Chief Justice explains the judiciary's role in civic education and why her Civic Learning Initiative is so important to her as leader of the state judicial branch.
With an assist from the Chief Justice's initiative on civic learning, the California Department of Education has started rolling out a new history-social science framework that emphasizes civic education.
Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup and retired Judge Richard Couzens honored for their work that led to a new law that replaces money bail with risk assessment.