Youth court leaders, judges, youth court staff, volunteers, education and youth-focused organizations, and community service leaders will gather in Santa Cruz this June to exchange information on best practices for youth courts.
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.
How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
Did you know that California was one of the first states to establish a collaborative court in the U.S.?
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
The Superior Court of Monterey established its DUI Treatment Court in October 2015 and has graduated 24 people from the program.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.
Since 2002, the judicial branch has overseen the addition of 29 new safe and accessible court facilities around the state, improving access to justice for millions of Californians.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.