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Criminal Justice Leaders Praise CWN, 2013 Report

By May 15, 2014No Comments

In April, after fifteen months of hard work by our volunteers, staff, and Board members, Court Watch NOLA published its 2013 Report (Executive Summary)– and we couldn’t be happier with the positive response. Not only did the Report earn unprecedented media coverage, but CWN was gratified that numerous criminal justice leaders praised its findings and heralded Court Watch NOLA’s critical role in the fight to reform our city’s institutions. We wanted to share some of these recent comments to the media with you – our supporters – since none of this would have been possible without your time, contributions, and support over the past few years:

“I want to thank [Court Watch NOLA] for the job they do,” said District Attorney Cannizzaro recently. “They are vigilant in keeping tabs on what’s going on in Criminal Court.”

Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Chief Judge Benedict Willard added that the “Court appreciates the hard work provided by the volunteers. Hopefully the program will continue and possibly expand.”

And Robert Jenkins, a prominent private criminal defense attorney, talked about Court Watch NOLA’s impact on the criminal justice system: “I’ve seen a total change from delay, delay, delay…. The point is it’s working much better these days.”

CWN is proud of its work, its history, and its impact, but needs your ongoing support to continue to advocate for reform. So please consider making a secure, tax-deductible contribution through this website, and be sure to follow Court Watch NOLA on Facebook for regular court updates.