COMMUNITY COURT LIAISON ACADEMY
Foundation for Democracy and Justice would like to partner with YOUR Superior Courthouse to facilitate, host, and run the Community Court Liaison Academy. Picking up where many courts left off when the Great Recession reduced court funding for programs such as this, FDJCA would like to work with you and your judges to educate, engage, and empower our local communities with the tools and resources they need to represent their constituents.
The purpose of the Community Court Liaison Academy (CCLA) is to create relationships with members of the community by sharing ideas and experiences with one another. We seek to increase civic education relating to the judicial branch and to improve public understanding for and respect of the courts as a third and co-equal branch of government.
Classes meet weekly for a total of twelve weeks for two hours each. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and are taught by judicial officers and court representatives.
Who Should Apply:
- civic leaders
- community leaders
- religious leaders
- business owners
- members of the media
- local and state leaders/staff
How To Apply:
You can download the application HERE. Mail it back to the address included on the form and send it with your one time registration fee (registration fee covers the cost of materials and dinner).
Who is Eligible:
Applicants must –
- commit to attend 10 of the 12 sessions
- not have been convicted of any misdemeanors (other than traffic violations) or felonies
- not have any cases (criminal or civil) pending before the court
How to Register:
- Download the Application. Send it to the address included once completed
- Submit a non-refundable registration fee
For questions, email: Hans Van Horn, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org