Nora E. Sydow
The use of volunteers within various operations of the state court system has proven to be an invaluable service: not only do volunteer programs help to meet the community’s desires for standards of improvement within the court systems, courts likewise utilize this assistance to better manage high caseloads. Volunteers have not only become useful in the proliferation of court-appointed special advocates (CASA) programs to help neglected youth, but likewise in mentoring programs, clerical work, and mediation.
Links to related online resources are listed below. Non-digitized publications may
be borrowed from the NCSC Library; call numbers are provided.
This report enumerates key characteristics of an effective volunteer program and provides recommentations to improve the management of the Essex County, NJ Family Court volunteer program.
Survey done of all fifty states in final report form done on community relations and projects. The purpose of these projects, such as "Meet Your Judges" forums, is to educate and ferment public trust in the court system.