Discovering Justice’s close partnerships with legal professionals has provided the organization with the capacity and resources to provide top-notch civic education programming to students across the Commonwealth.
Last month, Discovering Justice and the U.S. First Circuit Court agreed to a new and innovative partnership to bring new civic education programs to students in Massachusetts.
“We are excited about our new partnership with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Over the past year, the Circuit Court has prioritized civic education as a core component of its work,” said Matt Wilson, Discovering Justice’s Executive Director. “The partnership will bring new energy and perspectives to students across the Commonwealth.”
A significant initiative of the Circuit Court is the development and implementation of a Learning Center at the Moakley Courthouse. The Learning Center will provide educational engagement for a wide audience from students to teachers on their role and that of the courts in our democracy. The Learning Center at the Moakley Courthouse is anticipated to open formally in the fall of 2024.
The First Circuit and Discovering Justice will partner in programming the Learning Center, meeting with students on Field Trips, promoting Courthouse Events, and supporting the Mock Trial and Mock Appeal Programs. Discovering Justice will continue its long partnership with the District Court of Massachusetts which has been a vital partner since the organization’s inception.