RISE Court Begins in the Seventeenth Circuit

RISE Court Begins in the Seventeenth Circuit

Today, August 13, marks the first docket of the circuit’s new specialized court program, RISE, which stands for Restoring Independence, Strength and Empowerment. This specialized sub-division within the juvenile dependency and delinquency divisions will address the unique and special needs of children known or suspected of being a victim of human trafficking.

Last month, a kick-off event was held in the central courthouse, to answer questions from the public and participating agencies. With the support of many organizations, and the community, RISE Court will help our most vulnerable and exploited youth.