(a) Area of focus.
The committee makes recommendations to the Judicial Council on criteria for identifying and evaluating collaborative justice courts and for improving the processing of cases in these courts, which include drug courts, domestic violence courts, youth courts, and other collaborative justice courts. Those recommendations include "best practices" guidelines and methods for collecting data to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of collaborative justice courts.
(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)
(b) Additional duties.
In addition to the duties described in rule 10.34, the committee must:
(1) Assess and measure the success and effectiveness of local collaborative justice courts;
(2) Identify and disseminate to trial courts locally generated best practices;
(3) Recommend minimum judicial education standards and educational activities to support those standards to the Governing Committee of the Center for Judicial Education and Research;
(4) Advise the council of potential funding sources;
(5) Make recommendations regarding grant funding programs that are administered by Judicial Council staff for drug courts and other treatment courts; and
(6) Recommend appropriate outreach activities needed to support collaborative justice courts.
(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2016; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)
The committee must include the following:
(1) At least five judicial officers. Nominations for these appointments must be made in accordance with rule 10.32. The list of nominees should enable the Chair of the Judicial Council to appoint a committee that reflects a variety of court experience (e.g., criminal, juvenile, family, general civil), expertise, and court sizes and types (e.g., urban, suburban, and rural; and small, medium, and large).
(2) At least one member from each of the following categories:
(A) Judicial administrator;
(B) District attorney;
(C) Criminal defense attorney;
(D) Law enforcement (police/sheriff);
(E) Treatment provider or rehabilitation provider;
(F) Probation officer;
(G) Court-treatment coordinator;
(H) Treatment court graduate; and
(I) Public member.
(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)
Rule 10.56 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as rule 6.56 effective January 1, 2000; previously amended effective January 1, 2002; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.56 effective January 1, 2007.