Volunteer Opportunities at Redmond Community Court

Redmond Community Court - Gavel

Community courts seek to respond to crime through a combined strategy of holding individuals accountable and offering to help participants with a range of social needs. Community Court is a non-traditional approach that works to provide practical, targeted solutions rather than traditional punishment. The King County Community Court in Redmond is a collaborative effort between King County District Court, King County Library System, City of Redmond, and community service providers. 

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Volunteer Details

Volunteers are needed to greet participants, help with navigation, room set-up, take notes, and more! Interested volunteers:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Pass a criminal history background check
  • Generally, we request a six-month commitment. Hours are typically Wednesdays 2 - 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Andrew Lorenzen, King County Community Court Coordinator, at alorenzen@kingcounty.gov or 206-471-0275.

Examples of Duties

Navigator - Community Court Room

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a solid working knowledge of the Redmond Community Resource Center (ACRC) and the community services partners.
  • Assign provider breakout rooms, track attendance for each session, and facilitate the exchange of necessary information to court Coordinator.
  • Document court participants, communicate with defense attorneys on the justice involvement of court visitors, report any critical incidences, and track court ordered appearances.
  • Act as a liaison to judicial officers, legal counsels, court staff, all interested parties and the public.
  • Answer procedural questions and resolve courtroom problems, contact pre-trial services, and other agencies regarding upcoming cases, refer individuals to various departments for legal assistance and/or other support services.

Navigator - Community Resource Room

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct orientation for new providers visiting the ACRC.
  • Assist court participants identify which providers they need to see. Make sure they understand the need for verifying documents.
  • Coordinate with providers to ensure continuity of service for participants who may need assistance.
  • Provide support and assistance to defendants in navigating general information, defense attorney and provider breakout room, as necessary.

Community Court Notetaker

Essential Functions:

  • Attend court sessions, obtain assigned courtroom calendar, and record court proceedings/actions as needed.
  • Track cases submitted to the court; communicate scheduled court hearing status, note of any actions/ changes of court participants, document necessary actions taken and provide status reports to court Coordinator/Clerk.
  • Develop a solid working knowledge ACRC and community social services partners.
  • Assist with facilitating defendant linkages to provider services as necessary.