NAWJ Webinar - Serving the Needs of the Community Through the Courts: A National Perspective

Sep 18, 2024 @ 2:00PM - Sep 18, 2024 @ 3:30PM

September 18, 2024
2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT


Serving the Needs of the Community Through the Courts: A National Perspective

This webinar will feature state trial court judges from various areas in the country who preside or have presided over problem solving courts, including, restorative justice community courts, veteran's courts, recovery courts, and drug treatment courts. The panelists will describe the operation of their courts, the impact the court processes have upon the community, and the assessment and effectiveness of these courts.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the basic principles and values of Problem-Solving Courts, including, the framework for the operation of Restorative Justice courts, Veteran's Courts, Recovery Courts, and Drug Treatment Courts.
  • Learn best practices for the operation of a problem-solving court in the community with judges and justice partners.
  • Learn about models for serving the needs of the community through the courts.





Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres, Supreme Court Justice, 8th Judicial District, Erie County, Buffalo, New York

Dr. Joan Kessler, Esq., Ph.D., Mediator, Arbitrator and Neutral, JAMS, Los Angeles, California

Hon. Patricia "Pat" Spratt, Circuit Court Judge of Cook County, 4th Municipal District, and Circuit Court Judge of Cook County,  Restorative Justice Community Court, Chicago, Illinois (North Lawndale Community)

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