Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Releases, Notices, and Updates
* For Statewide Orders of the Chief Justice or Orders Implementing Emergency Relief, please visit the Court's Orders page.
News Releases and Public Notices
- On May 26, 2020, the Court discharged its accountability to collect on old criminal debt. For more information, please review the order to discharge debt and/or the list of discharged cases, from the link above.
- On August 13, 2018, the Court discharged its accountability to collect on old traffic debt. For more information, please review the order to discharge debt and/or the list of discharged cases, from the link above.
20-21 Court Financial Notices
Judicial Opinions and Orders of General Interest
On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that reduces some felonies to misdemeanors. To find out more information, please click the link below:
Civic Learning Award Program
The Chief Justice is teaming with State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, to launch a new Civil Learning Award program. The program is designed to celebrate successful civic education efforts by California public high schools. For more information, go to:
Community Homeless Court
Homeless Court is an alternative to the traditional criminal justice court system. The Homeless Court program is focused on helping individuals with a history of homelessness clear fines for infractions. Clients are rewarded retroactively for the work they have already done toward clearing the fines on their tickets. Court sessions are held at the Concord Adult Homeless Shelter. For more information, go to:
Penal Code Sections 679.10 and 679.11 Report
To view the 2018 PC 679.10 Report, or download, please click on the following link: PC 679.10 Report for 2018