California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
In a commentary, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflects on growing up in the Imperial Valley and progress achieved through the Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court Initiative.
In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of expanding the rights of Californians through the court system.
A Q&A with Judge Donna Groman, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient, who overcame a tough childhood to become an advocate for California's at-risk youth.
A new proposal by the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System seeks to do away with the oversized consequences of traffic tickets by making minor offenses civil violations.
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.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
Los Angeles County's effort to clear a backlog of children awaiting adoption more than 20 years ago is an annual event and started a national movement.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.