The collaborative justice model is being applied to several adult court types throughout California with great benefit. To learn more about these types of collaborative justice courts, select from topics below. Community/Homeless Courts. Community courts are an experiment in community-based justice. FOR ATTORNEYS AND EXTERNAL AGENCIES: Please click on the link below to access the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal to ensure that you have the proper access and security. NOTE: Your "User name" is your email address. ATTORNEYS AND EXTERNAL AGENCIES. The Public Portal is an online service provided and maintained by the Rhode Island Judiciary.
The lawyers in either a juvenile or adult criminal court have the right to question and cross examine witnesses. Moreover, both juvenile and adult defendants are protected from self-incrimination. Beyond these similarities, these two systems of justice are quite different. However, juveniles do have some extra protections in the juvenile court system that they would likely not otherwise receive in the adult criminal court. Their records are sealed so that they aren't haunted by their juvenile offenses for their entire life.
Some of our more popular features, including court calendars, criminal information search, and contact information, may be found in the Quick Links on the right side of this page. Court forms and attorney search are among the many selections under the Public Resources section at the top of this page. The Adult Supervision Unit provides pre-sentence and pre-plea reports to the local Criminal Courts and the Cattaraugus County Court. These reports provide the Courts with background information on the defendant's prior legal history, family make-up, employment history, treatment needs and .
The Massachusetts court system resembles a pyramid. Cases commence in one of the 7 trial court departments, and are first decided there. Cases are initiated in the particular court which has subject matter and geographic jurisdiction over the issues and parties involved.