Mentor Site Information
Seattle Community Court was recently honored to be selected as one of three mentor court sites by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.
As a member of the "Community Court Mentor Site Network", the Community Court will serve as a role model to other jurisdictions seeking effective ways to combat such crimes as prostitution, public drinking and drug use, vandalism and other low-level crimes that affect the quality of life in city neighborhoods. The non-profit Center for Court Innovation will oversee the Community Court Mentor Site Network, which also includes community courts from Dallas and Hartford.
"The mentor courts will serve as a peer network, supporting the Center for Court Innovation in advancing the community court model," said Kim Norris, a senior policy advisor for adjudication at the Bureau of Justice Assistance. "By selecting high-quality programs in various parts of the U.S., we hope to make it easier for interested jurisdictions to make site visits and see a community court at work."