Court Watch Project

Court Watch Is…

The Court Watch Project is a community-based initiative within the court system to help improve court processes regarding Order of Protection hearings.

The mission of the Court Watch Project is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of domestic violence perpetrated against women and children and to create a more informed and involved public.

The Goals of Court Watch…

  • create greater safety for domestic violence victims
  • accountability for offenders by insuring that the courts hearing   Order of Protection cases implement the law correctly
  • provide a supportive and safe environment for victims.

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Court Watch Monitor?

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that can effect change within your community? Courtroom monitors are needed for both the St. Louis City and St. Louis County courts. Monitors must be at least 18 years of age, attend a 4 hour training and commit to observing  for at least 6 months.  Court dockets are during daytime business hours so volunteers must have availability during the selected docket days.  

If you are interested in becoming an agent of change as a volunteer monitor contact the Project Coordinator, Carla Maley at

Due to COVID-19 and court closures, Court Watch Project is not monitoring in-person at this time.  Check back with updates.