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Access to Justice Denied

Starting July 17, Presiding Judge of Alameda County, Morris Jacobson is holding all Oakland in-custody court arraignments at the new courthouse in Dublin (“East County Hall of Justice”), forcing Oakland residents to miss their loved one’s first court appearance if they can’t travel to Dublin.

This will result in MORE TIME IN CUSTODY.

This will impact over 15,000 FAMILIES PER YEAR.

Justice should occur at the courthouses that already exist in your community.



What You Can Do

Call or write :

  • Court Executive Officer Chad Finke
    (510) 891-6273
    1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    cfinke@alameda.courts.ca.gov
  • Presiding Judge Morris Jacobson
    (510) 891-6040
    1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612


Resources

To read more about this issue, and to see how the Alameda County Public Defender has been fighting back, please check out the following links:

Videos from Press Conference – June 29, 2017

Keep Arraignments In Oakland

Oakland Councilmember Kaplan Opposes In-custody Arraignments to Move out of Oakland

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