Williamsburg, VA (Feb. 12, 2013) -- Yesterday's shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, puts the national spotlight back on court security. The shooting at the New Castle County courthouse marks at least the sixth violent attack either in or directly outside a courthouse across the nation in the last 18 months:
The National Center for State Courts offers a variety of timely resources to assist state courts review and improve security in and around their courthouses and courtrooms:
The NCSC Backgrounder is designed to provide the media with statistics and facts related to current issues of interest.
The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation's state courts.