News You Can Use
Learn about public library systems' experiences creating and maintaining partnerships with courts and municipalities to host and enhance community courts and community resource centers in libraries. Community Courts are alternative problem-solving courts that seek to address underlying challenges that may contribute to the criminal activity of the court participants. They provide individualized justice through a case-management model. On-site Community Resource Centers assist in this model by providing immediate access and service. Libraries are well-positioned to partner in these efforts due to their place in the community as an information provider and a welcoming, inclusive location.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.