A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
Hundreds of children awaiting adoption got their day in court and their forever families during the month of November.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
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.
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.
At its meeting today, the Judicial Council adopted a process to award $25 million in grant funding to promote innovative and efficient programs in the courts.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
Statewide investment in self-help services has helped Alameda Superior Court open a second center.
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 budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.