Since 2007, Court Watch NOLA has been dedicated to holding New Orleans' Criminal Courts accountable. The daily presence of court watchers--with yellow clipboards in hand--broadcast to court actors that the community is watching--and demanding that their courts are transparent and just. 

Over the past 13 years, Court Watch NOLA has recruited, educated, trained, and supported more than a thousand volunteers in observing and reporting on whether our judges, prosecutors, public defenders, sheriff deputies, police officers, and other criminal justice actors are doing their jobs professionally, transparently, fairly, and economically. 

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Since 2007, Court Watch NOLA has been dedicated to holding New Orleans' Criminal Courts accountable. The daily presence of court watchers--with yellow clipboards in hand--broadcast to court actors that the community is watching--and demanding that their courts are transparent and just. 

Over the past 13 years, Court Watch NOLA has recruited, educated, trained, and supported more than a thousand volunteers in observing and reporting on whether our judges, prosecutors, public defenders, sheriff deputies, police officers, and other criminal justice actors are doing their jobs professionally, transparently, fairly, and economically.