Friday, April 18, 2014

Community Outreach

Purpose

Provide information to educate the public and build trust and confidence in the judicial system.

Objective

We develop partnerships, programs, produce publications, and sponsor events that provide practical information and facilitate understanding and support of California's courts.

Programs

Court Tours

The Sacramento County Superior Court offers an open invitation for schools to schedule a tour at the Gordon D. Schaber courthouse.

The tour is designed to enhance students' understanding of the court system, offer an opportunity to observe court proceedings and interact with a judge.

Please read the Courtroom Observation Process prior to coming to the courthouse for your tour.

Impartial Judiciary Presentation

The threats to the Impartiality of the Judicial Branch of American Government have been steadily increasing over the past decade, from recall elections of judges, to the erosion of judicial immunity.

In 2008, Judge James Mize, in partnership with the California Judges Association, and the Judicial Council of California, launched a campaign to educate the public about the importance of preserving a fair and impartial judiciary.

The presentation is designed to educate and engage teens and adults and is loaded with graphics and video clips. The presentation is conducted by Superior Court judges and covers four ideals of American government:

  • The Rule of Law
  • Separation of Powers
  • Checks and Balances
  • An Impartial Court

Judicial Internship Program

The Sacramento Superior Court, in collaboration with the California State University, Sacramento, implemented the Judicial Internship Program in January 2008.

Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the Sacramento Superior Court and the California Court system through weekly group discussions conducted by Sacramento Superior Court judges.

For more information on this program, contact CSUS Center for California Studies at 916-278-4487.

Judicial Community Outreach Program

Judicial officers attend or speak at schools, community events, and functions with the purpose of enhancing communication between the court and residents of Sacramento County.

The judicial branch of government plays a crucial role in the administration of justice in our society and the Sacramento Superior Court welcomes the opportunity to speak at your organization's events or schools about the role of the court in our community and other related topics.

For further information on scheduling a Judicial Officer at your school or organizations, please contact us.

Contact Us

For more information on scheduling a court tour or presentation or if you have any other questions, please contact us.