What You Need to Know About Juvenile Detention and Placement Decision-Making and COVID

Court Leader’s Advantage Video Podcast: March 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The Coronavirus has created a crisis in America’s jails and prisons. Many of these facilities have become COVID hotspots.  Although sometimes overlooked, the pandemic also poses an enormous risk for juveniles who are detained. It is surprising to learn that, … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Juvenile Detention and Placement Decision-Making and COVID

eCourts Highlights and Reflections on 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, in this end of year post I recap last week’s NCSC eCourts Virtual Conference  and share some thoughts on this past, unprecedented, year. The eCourts Conference (https://e-courts.org) was a slimmed down, online version of the annual event held in Las Vegas.  There was the usual good content, and here … Continue reading eCourts Highlights and Reflections on 2020

The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode

What Will the Courthouse of the Future Look Like? As more courts reopen many practical problems are emerging.  How to social distance in courthouses and courtrooms that are ill-equipped for this kind of crisis?  What kinds of traffic and crowd management tools are available?  What will courthouses look like ten or fifteen years from now? … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode

New Editions of IACA and NACM Journals Have Great Articles!

The latest editions of the IACA & NACM journals have great, thought-provoking articles. Here are the titles of several that caught my eye (and links to read).

Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: September 2019 Episode Shooting incidents are becoming a scourge on the American landscape and courthouses are certainly not immune.  An incident can last only seconds but the trauma to court staff and the unsuspecting public can live on and on.  If a calamity occurs, we face the triple challenge: emergency decisions … Continue reading Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?

Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: July 2019 Episode Ransomware attacks are running rampant throughout the nation.  Atlanta, Georgia; Lake City, Florida; Albany, New York; and Del Rio, Texas have all been victims.  Most recently the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts was attacked. Local agencies can be crippled for weeks with no data, no internet, no … Continue reading Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?