Every year in May Women Everywhere comes together to participate
in the Educational Program. Over 400 girls participate in the program each year
by attending one of the many tours offered.
Program places girls in the court system to interact with judges, bailiffs, court
reporters, lawyers and other court personnel. The high-school age girls are led
in groups by attorneys to different courtrooms throughout the city.
the past, girls have attended evicition court to watch landlords and tenants haggle
over unpaid rents or other housing problems. They have been educated in parentage
court about child support and visitation issues. Other girls have viewed adoptions
taking place and learned about parental rights. One group had the voting process
demonstrated for them and girls went into voting booths to cast votes and learn
about chads. Previously, one of the most popular tours is the criminal court.
Girls have met with judges, lawyers, jailers, truant officers and parole officers
at 26th & California.
The Educational Program is always
looking for attorneys to lead tours and for attorneys to create an interesting
day for the girls based on their expertise in a particular area of law.
Criminal Court Tour
Federal Court Tour
Domestic Violence Tour