Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
The Superior Court of Monterey established its DUI Treatment Court in October 2015 and has graduated 24 people from the program.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
Roughly 206 drug courts serve residents in 53 of California’s 58 counties. By helping people with substance abuse issues repair their lives, drug courts divert those who could otherwise cycle repeatedly through the criminal justice system.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Administrative Director Martin Hoshino met with court leadership and staff from Monterey Superior Court to learn how the court is improving access to justice for county residents.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a public hearing on Feb. 14 starting at 2 p.m., which will be livestreamed via the California Courts Newsroom.