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The DCSC Community Information & Referral Program: Public Services Without a Case Filed

on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:26

For disputing parties looking to reach an agreement without having to file a case with the court, the DC Courts recommend checking out the Community Information and Referral Program (CIRP) of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division (Multi-Door), which provides DC residents with the tools necessary to reach a resolution efficiently and free of charge. In the last four years, CIRP has assisted over 6,500 DC residents, maintaining a yearly satisfaction rate of 95- 97%.

Multi-Door uses several methods of alternative dispute resolution, but the most common by far is the use of mediation to

DCSC Supervisory Probation Officer Mark Jackson Receives Cafritz Award

on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:24

Mark Jackson, Supervisory Probation Officer at the Superior Court’s Family Court Social Services Division, was selected to receive one of the 2015 Cafritz awards. The awards, granted by the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, are designed to recognize five District of Columbia government workers each year for outstanding public service.   

The Cafritz awards are a highly regarded recognition bestowed upon individuals whose hard work, dedication and commitment to public service have made a difference. According to the Cafritz awards website, the awards are

DCSC New Clerk of Court

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:30

The new Clerk of the Superior Court, James McGinley, was sworn in June 8, 2015 by Chief Judge Lee Satterfield.  Mr. McGinley, accompanied by his wife Maribeth, affirmed his position saying he was sure it would be an "unforgettable experience" as he begins his role in the District's judicial system.

As Court Clerk, Mr.

National Drug Court Month - DCSC May Drug Court Graduation

on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:06

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Courtroom C-10 was transformed from the Arraignment Courtroom to a graduation sta

ge as proud graduates, other drug court participants progressing from one phase of the program to another, and their families and friends, gathered to celebrate. The monthly event is co-hosted by the DC Superior Court and the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, which is the treatment and case management serv

ice provider for the Superior Court Drug Intervention Program.

DCSC Community Court Judge Macaluso Speaks at 6-D Citizens Advisory Meeting

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:15

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Judge Judith Macaluso, who since January 2014 has been presiding in the Superior Court Sixth District (6D) Community Court, spoke at the Sixth District Citizens Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. The meeting took place at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sixth District Station located in N.E., D.C.

The Sixth District Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) is an advisory panel that provides the MPD Sixth District Commander “with information and recommendations from the community on the public’s safety problems and police service needs.” Monthly CAC meetings allow

We Love Our Jurors!

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:23

Each year, the DC Superior Court calls over 100,000 residents, from across every Ward in the city, to serve as potential jurors,” reports Herb Rouson, Director of the 

DCSC Jurors' Office Staff

Special Operations Division, which includes the Jurors’ Office.  “In consideration of the important sacrifice that potential jurors make, and with an eye towards the Court’s goal of ‘Improving the efficient use of jurors…’, the Jurors’ Office has made great strides in ensuring that its business processes maximize the jurors’ sacrifice in time (and sometimes money).”  For instance, the Jurors’ Office will soon begin issuing