Night Out for CourtCare at 1859 Cider Co.
Hosted by OWLS Mary Leonard Chapter & 1859 Cider Co.
249 Liberty St. NE #140, Salem, OR 97301
“The daily grist of our court system -- our justice system -- aren’t the headline grabbing cases, important as they are. The daily work of our courts is much more entwined in the fabric of ordinary lives. Everyday, the courts play a central role in family relationships and in the livelihoods, health and well-being of ordinary citizens.”
- Hon. Virginia Linder, Oregon Supreme Court Justice
“On a frequent basis, people with urgent business before the Court -- often related to personal safety, housing, or other critical issues -- arrive at the courthouse with children in tow, because they have no better option.”
- Hon. David Leith, Marion County Circuit Court Judge
“CourtCare is an invaluable resource for many of our clients at the Public Defender’s office.”
- Sara Foroshani, Marion County Deputy Public Defender
“Everyone -- from court staff and judges to attorneys to the general population using the courthouse -- benefits by giving parents the option to utilize childcare at the courthouse.”
- Stephanie Wilson, Salem family law attorney
“Our community desperately needs more cost effective options for all families, but especially litigants, who are often facing additional financial and emotional challenges.”
- Katherine Denning, Salem family law attorney
"I look forward to working towards getting CourtCare up and running for the courthouse – that will be a great addition for our community, to have quality YMCA childcare at no cost for people who have to come to court, and so kids aren’t in the courtroom when they shouldn’t be."
- Heather Van Meter, DOJ Attorney and MCBA board member