DC Safe Court Watch
Court Watch is a volunteer-staffed project in which trained observers record information about Civil Protection Order court hearings. The Court Watch Project provides advocates with information about how the court deals with domestic violence and provides feedback to the Court regarding its treatment of domestic violence survivors. The goals of this project are to improve the court experience for those seeking relief, and to give survivors a larger voice in the court system.
Project: Watch and Assess Court Proceedings: Volunteers are trained to sit in Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order court and review how the Judges are judging by filling out questionnaires for each case. Shifts are usually 3 hours long, in the morning or afternoon.
Training: All volunteers must attend a mandatory training prior to participating in Court Watch. There is a training scheduled at GULC on March 28th from 11-12:30pm in McDonough 109.