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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.56. Collaborative Justice Courts Advisory Committee

(a) Area of focus

The committee makes recommendations to the Judicial Council on criteria for evaluating and improving adult and youth collaborative programs that incorporate judicial supervision, collaboration among justice system partners, or rehabilitative services. Collaborative programs include collaborative justice courts, diversion programs, and similar court-monitored programs that seek to improve outcomes and address problems facing court-involved and justice system-involved individuals and those at risk of becoming involved with the justice system, including, but not limited to, individuals with mental health issues, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2022; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Additional duties

In addition to the duties described in rule 10.34, the committee must:

(1)  Make recommendations to the council on best practices and guidelines for collaborative programs;

(2)  Assess and measure the success of collaborative programs, including assessing and recommending methods for collecting data to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs;

(3)  Identify and disseminate to trial courts locally generated and nationally recognized best practices for collaborative programs, and training and program implementation activities that support collaborative programs;

(4)  Recommend to the Center for Judicial Education and Research Advisory Committee minimum judicial education standards on collaborative programs, and educational activities to support those standards;

(5)  Advise the council of potential funding sources, including those that may advance collaborative programs;

(6)   Make allocation recommendations regarding Judicial Council-administered grant funding programs that support collaborative programs; and

(7)  Identify and disseminate appropriate outreach activities needed to support collaborative programs, including but not limited to collaborations with educational institutions, professional associations, and community-based organizations.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2022; previously amended effective January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2016.)

(c) Membership

The committee must include the following:

(1)  At least five judicial officers. Nominations for these appointments must be made in accordance with rule 10.32. The list of nominees should enable the Chair of the Judicial Council to appoint a committee with members from courts of varying sizes and locations and that reflects a variety of experience and expertise in different cases types.

(2)  At least one member from each of the following categories:

(A)  Judicial administrator;

(B)  District attorney;

(C)  Criminal defense attorney;

(D)  Law enforcement (police/sheriff);

(E)  Treatment provider or rehabilitation provider;

(F)  Probation officer;

(G)  Court-treatment coordinator;

(H)  Treatment court graduate; and

(I)  Public member.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2022; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.56 amended effective January 1, 2022; adopted as rule 6.56 effective January 1, 2000; previously amended effective January 1, 2002, and January 1, 2016; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.56 effective January 1, 2007.

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