The nation’s two national state court leadership associations have formed a National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices to address the ongoing impact that court fines and fees and bail practices have on communities – especially the economically disadvantaged -- across the United States. The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) — the association of the top judicial leaders from the 50 states, D.C. and the U.S. territories — and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) — the association of court executives that oversees judicial administration in the state courts — are leading this effort.
Truancy Legislation Training Materials Released
July 14, 2015
House Bill 2398 (84th Legislature, R.S.), effective September 1, 2015, makes several significant changes in the way that schools and courts process truant conduct by students. In an effort to assist courts, clerks, schools, parents and children in understanding the changes in law, training materials are provided here.