The Who, What, When, Where and How of State Courts
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is committed to teaching the public about how the courts work.
We've developed materials for teachers, students and the community to use to learn and to understand the importance of civics education.
Justice Case Files
NCSC has released its fifth installment of Justice Case Files. The Case of No Pets Allowed tells the story of the Ruiz family, who has received an eviction notice from their landlord because they own a dog. The parents speak minimal English and rely on their teenage son, who is bilingual, for English translation. The book follows the family through the court process of fighting the eviction but not understanding the process because of language barriers. To view the book, please visit ncsc.org/nopetsallowed. To order, please go to ncsc.org/justicecasefiles.
Civics Education Resource Guide
Civics education resource guide provides a comprehensive list of civics education programs around that country that inform and educate the public about the court system. The resource guide information was gathered by researching state court web sites and other justice system-related organizations’ websites. If you have a civics education program that is not listed and should be, please contact Deirdre Roesch or Lorri Montgomery.