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Guilty or Not Guilty? You Decide: A Participatory Jury Experience for Students
Guilty or Not Guilty? You Decide: A Participatory Jury Experience for Students

($55 for video and Teacher's Guide). Through a 22-minute dramatization of an actual murder trial, this Council for Court Excellence interactive educational video places secondary school level and above students on a jury receiving instructions from an actual judge on issues they must consider when deciding the case. A companion Teacher's Guide contains background information on the jury system, discussion questions, suggested exercises and readings, and follow-up issues relating to the student's jury experience. The video and Teacher's Guide have been distributed to school systems, courts, and bar groups in over 25 states. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

 
Jury Service Appreciation Campaign Fact Sheet

Tips for courts to create their own jury service appreciation campaigns, based on CCE's decade-long experience conducting such appreciation campaigns. Developed in the 1990's and utilized by many states, the ideas for conducting your own campaing are still current.

Practice Manual for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in the District of Columbia
Practice Manual for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in the District of Columbia

This comprehensive guide to neglect and abuse practices in the DC Superior Court Family Court has been written and peer-reviewed by experienced child neglect practitioners. Joanne Schamest and Leslie Susskand are the editors.

Jury Duty: Tips for Citizens
Jury Duty: Tips for Citizens

This short brochure provides much needed information for jurors. Some of the topics the brochure touches upon are: What to do when summoned for jury duty? What to expect if you fail to appear for jury duty. Should you drive or ride public transportation? Be prepared to spend time waiting.

Compliments and Complaints Guide
Compliments and Complaints Guide

The Council for Court Excellence is pleased to present its Compliments and Complaints Guide. This guide gathers in one place information about how to submit compliments or comments and how to make and resolve complaints about any professional in the DC justice system. The information in this guide comes from sixteen courts and agencies in the District that provided details about their compliment and complaint referral process.

Truancy Law Training Materials Packet
Truancy Law Training Materials Packet
 
Shutting Off the School-to-Prison Pipeline

 

 
Truancy Law Training Q&A
Testimony
 
Comments in Response to the DC Court of Appeals Notice No. 274-21

Comments submitted by the CCE in response to the District Court of Appeals Notice No. 274-21, relating to public access to court electronic records. 

 
Comments to Historic Preservation Board on CORE DC Facility

CCE submitted comments to the DC HIstoric Preservation Board regarding the instant historic landmark designation application filed for the site of CORE DC's new men's halfway house. CCE urged the Board to reject the application so CORE DC can move forward with construction, and the DIstrict can open a new halfway house for men. 



 
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