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.

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

Click here for more details about becoming a court monitor.

Next Court Watch training will be Friday, September 21st, 2018  from 9am—12:00pm. Space is limited. Please RSVP to  Click here for flyer. 

This project was supported by Grant #2015-FJ-AX-0009 awarded by the Office On Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women.