Today California's top court leaders on the Judicial Council released a report that recognizes the need for action to protect Los Angeles courts from devastating cuts. "If this acknowledgment had come two months ago, we might have been able to prevent 329 layoffs and court closures that are causing justice in Los Angeles to deteriorate," said SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover.
200 LA County court employees dramatized the impact of layoffs and court closures.
As the LA Court laid off 329 reporters, KABC-7 reported that "a lot of those layoffs are in family court, specialists and mental health advisors who meet families before their court appearance.... Children will suffer the most."
As shrinking LA Courts prepare to lay off 329 employees, we're standing up for justice on March 17.