Judicial Council

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.

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Report to Legislature: SB 678 has saved state $970 million since 2009
At its meeting on July 28, the Judicial Council accepted this report on the effectiveness of Senate Bill 678 (California's Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009). Over the last five years, the state's overall probation failure rate dropped from 7.9% to 5.6%. For details on this and other actions taken at the council's most recent meeting, see news release.

Advisory Groups

To provide leadership for advancing the consistent, impartial, independent, and accessible administration of justice, the Judicial Council must be aware of the issues and concerns confronting the judiciary, as well as appropriate solutions and responses. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces. MORE»

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