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Local court leaders team with Rochester Diversity Council to host community listening session on November 3

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016

On Thursday, November 3, judges and staff from Minnesota’s Third Judicial District, in partnership with the Rochester Diversity Council, will host a community listening session at John Adams Middle School in Rochester. The event, which is open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m., will give attendees the opportunity to talk about Minnesota’s justice system and share ideas for improving their local courts. A similar event was held in April, and court leaders plan to use the November 3 session as an opportunity to update attendees on activities that have resulted from community feedback provided at the earlier meeting.

“In April, we had a wonderful opportunity to hear from nearly 60 community members about their experiences with our local courts and justice system,” said Third Judicial District Judge John T. Cajacob, who chairs the Third Judicial District Equal Justice Committee (EJC). “We received extensive input and feedback from the community, and now we want to report back to the community and continue the great dialogue we started about increasing access to justice and ensuring the fairness of our justice system.”

A report based on the April community listening session in Rochester is available here. The community listening sessions are organized by the Third Judicial District EJC, in collaboration with the Rochester Diversity Council and the Minnesota Judicial Council’s Committee for Equality and Justice.

More information about the event, which is open to the public and media, is available below:

Community listening session hosted by Third Judicial District judges and staff and the Rochester Diversity Council

Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

John Adams Middle School
1525 31st St. N.W., Rochester, MN