The CCJC Foundation In the News

The CCJC Foundation is pleased to share news releases featuring our efforts.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Private groups pitch in to aid defendants in collaborative courts programs offer services that many people take for granted.

By Don J. DeBenedictis

Daily Journal Staff Writer

SANTA ANA – The homeless man, a defendant in a special program at the Orange County Superior Court, needed glasses. So Kathleen Burnham picked him up, drove him to the eye doctor, paid for his eye exam and glasses, took him to lunch and dropped him back off in the Santa Ana civic center where he lives.

“Who does that, right?” Judge Wendy S. Lindley, who runs the homeless court where the man is a participant, asked about Burnham. “Who does that?”

The answer is few do, but their number may be growing.

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The Union, Saturday, October 22,2011: Justice that works: Drug Courts save lives,money

Do you read the police log in the local newspaper and shake your head over the number of drug-related crimes committed in your community?  Has your teenage child worried that someone may hide drugs in her locker at school?

Are you the parents who drove across three states to get to your son’s court appearance for his addiction-driven crimes?  Are you the law enforcement officer who has had to arrest your own son or daughter?

Substance abuse has devastating impacts on individuals and communities in the United States. Illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine and heroin, as well as designer drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol abuse wreak havoc and take their toll. Prescription drug abuse is a particular problem for our returning veterans.

The CCJC Foundation is committed to helping offenders supervised by California’s collaborative justice courts become community members rather than community costs.

Click here to read the full article. publishes California Collaborative Justice Courts Foundation Provides Support for Drug Courts, July 21, 2011

The California Collaborative Justice Courts (CCJC) Foundation was established in 2009 as a public-private partnership that uses local control and statewide backing to support Drug Courts and other collaborative courts. The CCJC Foundation helps facilitate contributions to these invaluable tools in the struggle with addiction, thereby meeting the unique, unfunded needs of participants striving to satisfy program requirements. We provide the necessary “arm’s length” relationship to fund-raising required by ethical standards for those working in the criminal justice system.

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