Powell River Court Watch fonds - - 2003 - 2008- - 5cm of textual records.

" Powell River Court Watch is a private non-profit organization which has implemented a much needed Court Watch Program in Powell River. The goal is to monitor and evaluate Powell River’s criminal justice system from the public’s point of view. We feel that our justice system needs more input from the community it serves.

Many people think that court issues are secretive and hidden behind closed doors. CourtWatch brings information about our local judicial system to the public for review and scrutiny. Frankly, if we don’t know what is happening there is nothing we can do about it. If we do know then we can react.

It is hoped that by making people aware they will be able to react to problems and learn from other’s mistakes. There is also the ability for the public to monitor the judicial process and insure the cases are handled in a timely, fair, but expeditious fashion.

If one person is discouraged from committing an illegal offense because they know they may be subject to public scrutiny, the program is well worth the effort.

Our hope is for a community that is safe today and for our children’s future." (from the Powell River Court Watch website - Sept 2014 )

Powell River Court Watch became dormant in 2008.

The fonds consists of records of the Powell River Court Watch organization. It includes legal papers, correspondence, publications and newspaper articles.

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Series:

1. Legal. - - 2003-2005. - - .5cm of textual records
The series consists of legal claims and court lists.

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2. Correspondence. - -2006-2008. - - 1cm of textual records
The series consists of correspondence.

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3. Publications: - - 1993, 2004-2008. - - 4cm of textual records
The series consist of a publication " Lost in Translation " an argument on the treatment within the policing and judiciary system of mental health issues. And two publications The Courtwatcher's Manual.

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4. Newspaper Clippings. - - 2007 - . .5cm of textual records.
The series consists of newspaper clippings.

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Accession # 2014.73

Fonds 204