Source: (2002) 29 Fordham Urban Law Journal. 1267.

At the outset of their paper, Lindsay and Shilton point out that public outreach and education are critical for the courts. Court outreach and public trust in the courts are vitally linked. In recognition of this link, and in view of that fact that courts in the past have largely neglected public outreach, many states and localities have begun to develop and conduct community education or outreach projects in recent years. Lindsay and Shilton examine this interaction between the public and the courts in several concrete contexts: therapeutic justice and the community; community courts and neighborhood advisory boards; and problem-solving with respect to gender, cultural, and ethnic issues.