Jury Administration Jury Home Jury Outreach Program
The right to a trial is a cornerstone of Connecticut's system of justice.
Jury service is not merely an obligation - it is every citizen's right.
In order to ensure that right, individuals who are summoned to jury
service must be willing to participate in this system. The purpose of the
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Jury Outreach Program is to
provide such information to the community so that an increasing number of
state residents will be fully informed of the rights and obligations related
to jury service.
The Jury Outreach Program offers the public critical
information to ease apprehensions and answer questions they may have if
and when they are eventually summoned. Our program focuses on providing
information that answers many of the questions people may have about
eligibility, importance, individual role, and other aspects of jury
For this reason, Jury Administration's Jury Outreach Program
targets community organizations and high schools in an effort to increase
awareness and encourage participation in jury service. The program is a
pro-active endeavor intended to ease any apprehensions about serving as a
juror in Connecticut.
Since its inception, the Jury Outreach Program
staff have visited over 215 high schools and organizations throughout
Connecticut, conducted nearly 1,300 presentations and lectured in front
of over 40,000 people.
In addition to the high school presentations, the
Jury Outreach Team has presented in front of Rotarians, senior citizens,
college students, Adult Education programs, middle school students, and
elementary students. The team members have also participated in many
community events, including the City of Hartford’s Grandparents Day
Family Fairs, The West Indian Caribbean Celebration, Latinas and Power Symposium
and also on the radio with WPRX 1120 AM.
If you have any questions
about the program or would like to request a presentation, please do not
hesitate to contact: