Children, elderly, and others represented by California Courts programs


Welcome to the California Courts Programs home page. This section features Judicial Council programs and activities designed to enhance the quality of justice in California's courts.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Learn how Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can help resolve disputes without a trial.

Collaborative Justice Courts

Collaborative justice courts take a team approach to decision making, integrating social, judicial, and community resources.

Community Outreach

Efforts to improve the courts are ongoing, and engaging with court leaders and the general public are top priorities.

Court Interpreters

Learn about programs and practices that enhance the quality of interpretation and increase the availability of qualified interpreters in the courts.

Criminal Justice Programs

Managing Criminal Justice initiatives for the benefit of California courts, justice partners, and the public.

Domestic Violence

Find information and educational resources that address cases involving domestic violence in California.

Equal Access

Materials available for courts, court-based self-help programs, and other nonprofit providers of legal self-help services including sample instructional handouts, translations, program models and evaluation tools.


Learn how the Facilities program manages new construction, renovations, maintenance, and real estate for trial and appellate courts throughout the state.

For Families & Children

Learn about programs that serve the diverse needs of children, youth, parents, families, and other users of the California courts.

Judicial Fellowship Program

This internship program is a unique opportunity to participate in court administration, policymaking, program analysis, development, and implementation and to gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex court system in the nation.


JusticeCorps recruits and trains 250 diverse university students annually to serve in overburdened legal self-help centers throughout California.

Language Access

Language access allows limited English proficient (LEP) individuals access to a wide range of services. As defined by the U.S. Department of Justice, LEP individuals are persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who may have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.

Tribal/State Programs

Learn about policies and programs that help ensure the highest quality of justice for California‚Äôs Native American communities.