Courts and the Community

Amos Amos serves in the Canine Advocacy Program in Novi,
Michigan. In many instances the introduction of a
highly trained dog can reduce anxiety in a stressful
court setting. Children, who have come to court
refusing to testify, have successfully testified because of
the intervention of Amos. A successful program needs
a firm commitment from all involved, as well as a
professionally trained dog, and the buy-in of those
in the criminal justice system. (Contact Dan Cojanu
in Novi, Michigan for information on how to set up a
Canine Advocacy Program:




Court-Community Connections: Strategies for Effective Collaboration
Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer
Jennifer S. Murray

Delaware’s Successful Strides Toward Language Access in the Courts
Maria Perez-Chambers
Ashley Tucker

A Mentor in Combat Veterans Court: Observations and Challenges
Hon. Elieen C. Moore

Cleveland Housing Court—A Problem-Solving Court Adapts to New Challenges
Hon. Raymond L. Pianka 

Problem Solving for Support Enforcement: Virginia’s Intensive Case Monitoring Program
Hon. A. Ellen White
Craig M. Burshem

Turner v. Rogers: Improving Due Process for the Self-Represented
Richard Zorza

Meaningful and Ongoing Engagement of Tribes and State Courts in Child Protection
Alicia K. Davis
Gina Jackson

Limited Jurisdiction Courts—Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for Action
Janet G. Cornell

Why Establishing a Center for Law and Civic Education Matters
Mark A. Cunningham