to the California Collaborative Justice Courts Foundation

…helping communities unite together to improve the quality of life for children of addicted parents; dedicated to stronger families, resilient children, healthier communities and increased public safety

est. October 1, 2010


Dear Friends and Supporters of the CCJC Foundation

The CCJC Foundation was established in 2007 to meet the unfunded needs of collaborative court participants and their children.  The Foundation provided a 501-c-3 umbrella under which local groups were able to raise funds for their county’s collaborative courts’ program participants. Because leaders in a number of California counties stepped up and organized Local Fund Committees,   several hundred collaborative court participants received timely financial aid critical to achieving their recovery goals.

Due to diminishing response in the past few years from collaborative justice court teams interested in developing a Local Fund Committee, the CCJC Foundation Board of Directors has concluded that the needs we were established to address  are being met by other  means, are fewer than previously thought, or are no longer  a priority in the current socio-political environment.  For this reason, the CCJC Foundation has decided to disband.

We deeply appreciate those who did support and utilize the Foundation.  With the help of the Inland Empire Champions of Collaborative Courts, the Yuba County Friends of Drug Court and Sober Charities of San Joaquin County, we had stories to tell potential donors that allowed us to distribute funds for a decade to collaborative justice court participants who needed dental   work, tuition, help with transportation, clothing and myriad other issues.   We also acknowledge the flagship efforts of the Mendocino County Friends of Drug Court.

We close our doors with regret, and with pride in what we achieved together.

The California Collaborative Justice Courts (CCJC) Foundation serves as the fiscal agent for Local Fund Committees dedicated to addressing unfunded needs of people in judicially-supervised treatment programs (Adult Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Veterans Treatment Court, Juvenile Drug Court and more).  

The CCJC Foundation is an innovative approach to non-profit management that partners with California’s collaborative justice courts.  By assuring administrative functions are addressed, Local Fund Committee members may focus specifically on raising money and meeting the needs of program participants whose lives have been compromised by the disease of addiction.  

For information on the  effort made and the good the CCJC Foundation accomplished:

California Counties with Collaborative Justice Courts as of October, 2015

Hot Topic: Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Three Adult Drug Courts

We partner with California’s collaborative justice courts to keep people out of prison and jail and in treatment long enough for lasting sobriety to root in their lives.

What is really exciting is the good our Local Fund Committees accomplish on behalf of people with addiction disease in these judicially-supervised treatment programs:

  • A hearing device for a participant who did not have Medi-Cal or other health insurance,
  • Utility installation fees for a new drug-free home when other resources were not available,
  •  College textbooks when educational assistance was not available or adequate,
  • Cell phone minutes to make required calls
  • Baseball tournaments,
  • Thanksgiving dinners,
  •  Gang tattoo removal costs,
  •   GED exam fees,
  • Equine –assisted therapy,
  • Bicycle repairs,
  • Children’s clothing,
  • Transportation assistance to enable participants to attend treatment, parenting classes, school and doctor-related appointments on behalf of children and drug-testing appointments as required including vehicle repair or registration, restoration of driver’s license fees, public transportation costs

Your support makes our work possible.  Thank you!

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Macci Morse Baldcock and Family celebrate National Recovery Month, September 6, 2017. Macci is a tribute to the good that drug court combined with one determined woman can accomplish! Drug Court works!Recovery Happens at the State Capital, September 6, 2017


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HEROES OF THEIR OWN LIVES: This effort is a tribute to the women and men, girls and boys, from youth to elderly, who have progressed on the journey from addiction to sobriety, disease to wellness, using the way-station of  a collaborative justice court program to make their way and achieve and sustain  their success. Read some of their stories.s are the best!Donate Now GraphicJudge Dave Nelson has worked with the Mendocino County Friends of Drug Court fund for the past ten years. Here is how he describes that experience:

Our local organization, the Friends of Drug Court (FDC), provides another tool in the tool kit we use to help the participants in our drug courts achieve success. The grants provided by the FDC to help clients are not incentives as such, and are not handed out by the drug court judges. But they are an integral part of a system of rewards and encouragement that helps people overcome barriers and change their negative self -image.

So many of the recipients are awed by the fact that the drug court community cares about them enough to provide help with clothes for kids, car maintenance or college books. They slowly accept the fact that they have value because others value them in spite of their record of substance abuse and crime.

The referrals to FDC come from the treatment staff, probation and the court drug court staff. The judge is also aware of the opportunity and often reminds the participants of the availability of the grants. The FDC is a non-profit that functions separately from the court process but it exists to support the drug courts — the FDC Advisory Board has historically included a judge and a therapeutic courts administrator to foster cooperation between the two entities.

The FDC has been successful in enriching the drug court experience and increasing the chances that participants will succeed in drug court and life.

The CCJC Foundation perceives the recovery process as giving people back to themselves by looking for the best and showing it to them.

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Radio tower imageHear it for yourself!

Women’s Voices: Click here to listen to a Blake More with KZYX interview Paddy Michalski, Mendocino County Drug Court Coordinator and  Dianne Marshall, Foundation Board President

Imagine a Collaborative Courtroom: Click here to hear Marianna Caciatorre’s interview of Dianne Marshall, President, CCJC Foundation Board of Directors “Bread for the Journey” radio show.

Earlier on Larry Hagman made a film about drug court programs’ success and gave us permission to share it with you:


Don’t forget that we can only do this work with your support…

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Collaborative Justice Court Programs include and are not limited to Adult Drug Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Dependency Drug Courts, Homeless Courts,  Veterans Courts, Re-Entry Courts, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Campus Drug Courts. For detailed information about California’s collaborative justice courts, click here!