From the Chief Justice

Sep 15, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

September is Attendance Awareness Month
"Suspensions, expulsions, truancy, and chronic absenteeism are linked to academic failure. They’re also a path to the juvenile and possibly the criminal justice system for many school kids," stated Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye in her Aug 21 report to the Judicial Council.


Judicial Branch Administration

Aug 22, 2014

Council Approves Plan for Court Technology

At its public meeting on Aug 21-22, the Judicial Council approved a recommendation from its Technology Committee on a governance and strategic plan for court technology. The plan provides a structure and roadmap for technology initiatives and will increase the transparency and accountability of how funds are managed for technology projects in the judicial branch.

Funding California's Trial Courts

California courts have been cut by more than $1 billion in recent years. Despite this year's uptick in funding for the judicial branch, the 2014-2015 budget means there will be "more disappointment, service reductions, and delay for those who need our courts," according to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (full statement). Learn more at InFocus: Judicial Branch Budget Crisis.

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Sep 15, 2014

Recidivism Reduction Grants

State trial courts may apply for a portion of the $15 million appropriated in the Budget Act for the administration and operation of programs and practices known to reduce adult offender recidivism.
Sep 02, 2014

New Administrative Director Named

After a nationwide search, the Judicial Council unanimously voted to select Martin N. Hoshino, Undersecretary for Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as the next Administrative Director. He will begin work Oct 1, 2014.
Aug 05, 2014

Draft Language Access Plan

Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan invites comment on a draft statewide language access plan for limited English proficient court users. Deadline to comment: Sep 29.
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