Attend this training to learn the basics of court watching, including how the state's criminal courts work and what to look for while you’re in the courtroom.
Become a trained court watcher and learn how to shift the power dynamics in our courtrooms by exposing the decisions judges and prosecutors make about neighbors everyday.
Attend a court watch training with Court Watch MA to learn about documenting what happens in th courtroom and gain a better understanding of how the decisions our district attorneys (DAs) make every day impact members of our communities.
In January, DAs across the state will begin a new term in office. Trained court watch volunteers will have the opportunity to monitor how well these elected prosecutors are living up to their campaign promises and complying with recently passed criminal justice reform, and help us hold them accountable for reducing pre-trial detention and addressing racial disparities. Information gathered through court watching also helps us push for changes in the policies and practices that lead to major racial disparities, excessive punishments, and over-incarceration.
These trainings are free and open to the public. All are welcome.