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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

DCSC Community Court Judge O'Regan Keary Speaks at 1D Citizens Advisory Meeting

on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:03

On Monday, May 5, 2015, Judge Ann O’Regan Keary, who since January 2015 has been presiding in the D.C. Superior Court (DCSC) First District Community Court and presided over the Mental Health Community Court from 2012 through 2014, spoke at the First District Citizens Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. The meeting took place at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Station located in S.W., D.C.

The First District Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) is an advisory panel that provides the MPD First District Commander “with information and recommendations from the community on the

If You See Something, Say Something

on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:15

On Friday, April 24th, in celebration of Security Awareness Month, the DC Courts hosted their annual Security Awareness Fair.  

Open to all, the theme “Your Security: At Home, at Work, on the Street,” featured over 20 organizations representing court partners, local and federal law enforcement, criminal justice, and related agencies.  Several hundred court employees, DC residents, and the public, attended the fair.

Among the law enforcement agencies in attendance: the U.S.

Youth Attend Superior Court Hearings for National Celebration

on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:27

Today is National ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day’ and over 40 parents and children celebrated by visiting the Superior Court Drug Court presided over by Judge 

Gregory Jackson.  With ages ranging from 7-17, the attendees listened to the morning’s calendar and once finished, Judge Jackson opened the floor to questions.  The youth asked great questions, such as, “Who are the people that work in the courtroom?”, “How does Drug Court work?”, and “Do you [Judge Jackson] like your job?”  The participating parents were from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

To learn more

Youth Law Fair, Well-Attended and Well-Received

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:47

On Saturday, March 21high school students, attorneys, and judges participated in the annual Youth Law Fair.  This year’s theme, “Profiling: That’s Not Me! What’s the Problem?” was designed to help students focus on building positive relationships with law enforcement through mock trials and speak-out sessions that addressed the issues of racial profiling.

Several hundred students from the area gathered at the Moultrie Courthouse to see first-hand how trials work, but also to talk about relevant issues that are being discussed nationally.

Lawyers from the DC Bar, the US Attorney's office

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