Latonia Marsh and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Vinal presented the Court Watch Program to the Cheektowaga/Lancaster Zonta Club at their November monthly meeting. The presenters reviewed the draft of the Toolkit for the program. This Toolkit includes a monitoring form, dictionary of common court terms, confidentiality agreement and distinct types of orders. Volunteers will fill out monitoring forms to give feedback on local court proceedings in areas like signage, lighting, location of parking and restrooms, availability of clients to meet privately with lawyers, etc.

The Zonta Club is interested in partnering with this program to ensure that victims of domestic violence feel safe in court proceedings in town and village courts throughout Western New York.

Court Watch Program Presenters Latonia March and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Vinal, Nov. 2021