Friends of Restorative Justice

Court Watching Report

A court watching pilot was initiated in Juvenile Delinquency Court of Washtenaw County on October 3, 2016 with a team of 14 volunteers collecting data at 377 court proceedings involving 176 juveniles and concluded its 6 month duration on March 29, 2017. The primary aim of the pilot was to increase knowledge of the juvenile justice system in the county in order to have more meaningful discussions with members of that system regarding any areas that raised questions of efficacy or fairness to the victim, the offender and/or the community.