GiveNOLA Day is finally here! May 3, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. And COURT WATCH NOLA is participating. Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 3rd will […]

New Year, New Data!

Jan 01, 2016

Court Watch NOLA is ringing in the New Year with a 2016 data sheet which our trained court watchers will use to monitor the Orleans Criminal District Court. We welcome feedback or questions from any stakeholders of the Orleans Parish criminal justice system, including the general public, judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, court personnel, sheriff deputies, […]

It’s #GivingTuesday!

Dec 01, 2015

We at Court Watch NOLA are immensely grateful for contributions to support our cause: ensuring direct accountability, transparency, and fairness in Orleans Criminal Courts. Please consider helping Court Watch NOLA this ‪holiday season by any of three ways: 1) BECOME a volunteer court watcher by signing up here; 2) DONATE by clicking the PayPal donation button on […]

WBOK Guest Appearances

Nov 06, 2015

Court Watch NOLA had a wonderful time making two recent guest appearances on WBOK 1230 AM radio shows! On October 27, 2015, we appeared on the Grapevine Radio Show with host Grayland. Click here to listen in. We appear at about the 7:00 minute of the clip. On November 6, 2015, we had the additional pleasure of […]

Release of New 2014 Report & Data

Oct 26, 2015

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. The longer a case takes, the more likely that key evidence and witnesses are lost. Court delays require police to spend more time in court and less time on patrol. For defendants awaiting trial, delays mean an unfair and expensive proposition with taxpayers paying for pretrial incarceration and indigent defendants […]

Safer Inmate Transport Underway in Criminal District Court

Oct 23, 2015

Court Watch NOLA is hopeful that the reopening of the docks will allow for safer transportation of prisoners into the Orleans Criminal District Court. Executive Director Simone Levine relayed a concern expressed by some court personnel and judges to Fox 8 News. For more information, click here.

Radio Interview with Executive Director Simone Levine

Oct 14, 2015

Court Watch Nola’s Executive Director Simone Levine speaks out about the importance of monitoring the criminal court system on WHIV LP 102.3 FM’s JAC Radio Hour. Adrienne Wheeler of the Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana and Simone Levine discuss CWN’s history, initiatives for the near future, and how to become involved. “Court watchers are New […]

Court Watch NOLA Has Hired A New Program Coordinator

Sep 29, 2015

September has been a busy month for Court Watch NOLA. Among the many changes, attorney Veronica Lam was hired for the newly created position of Program Coordinator. Veronica has worked and volunteered in prosecutorial, defense, and nonprofit offices across the U.S. before joining the CWN family. As Program Coordinator, Veronica is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CWN and […]

You Can Support Us Through AmazonSmile

Sep 18, 2015

Do you use to make online purchases? AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Court Watch NOLA! Simply sign into your account through, and you can support us every time you make a purchase!  

Court Watch NOLA hires a new Executive Director

Aug 19, 2015

Court Watch NOLA hired a new executive director in August 2015. Simone Levine is a lawyer who has served as both a prosecutor and a public defender before coming to Court Watch NOLA. She came to Court Watch NOLA right after serving as the Deputy Police Monitor of New Orleans in the Office of the […]