Court Tours Program
From October through May, nearly every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning beginning at 10:00 am, one or two docents from the Court Tours Program meet on the courthouse steps to conduct a guided tour for 5th and 8th graders.
Initially, the students tour the Courthouse and learn about the detention facility. The second hour is spent in a courtroom observing a “real” court proceeding in process.
In the final portion of the tour, students act as key players in a scripted mock trial, including judge, bailiff, district attorney, witnesses, defense attorney, as well as jurors voting on the verdict.
The Court Tours Program is always in need of new docents. The time commitment is usually 4-6 tours during the academic school year (tours run from 10:00am till approximately 1:00pm), although some docents choose a greater commitment while others choose less.
On-the-job training is provided by shadowing experienced docents in action.
If you are interested in learning more about this worthwhile program, or would like to sign up, please contact:
Associate Executive Director
Phone: (925) 370-2548
You may also download this application and email or fax it to Theresa Hurley. Court Tours Application