Court Watch Volunteer Training

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The St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) Court Watch Project is recruiting volunteer monitors to observe courtrooms where civil domestic violence cases are being heard and monitor the proceedings in an effort to research any problem patterns and issues within the court system.  The project is funded by the US Department of Justice.

The Court Watch Project is a community-based initiative within the court system to help improve court processes regarding Order of Protection hearings.  The mission of the Court Watch Project is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of domestic violence perpetrated against women and children and to create a more informed and involved public.

Courtroom monitors are needed for both the St. Louis City and St. Louis County courts.  The times available to monitor are:
      City Adult Abuse Docket– Thursdays from 9:00am to approximately 12 noon

      County Adult Abuse Docket– Wednesdays from 9:00am to approximately 12 noon

Mondays from 1:30pm to approximately 4:00pm

Monitors must be at least 18 years of age, attend the training, and commit to observing for at least 6 months.  For more information visit www.slevawn.org.

NEXT TRAINING IS FRIDAY, September 21st 9:00am-12:00pm

This training will be held at Safe Connections, 2165 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139.

Space is limited and requires registration.

Contact Carla Maley at courtwatchstl@gmail.com for more information.