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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Fall 2013

Delaware Representatives Participate in
National Courthouse Violence Project

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Jim Wright (AOC) and Lee Clough (Capitol Police) with other participants in NCSC's National Courthouse Violence Project.

On August 22, 2013, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) conducted a two-day meeting in Denver, Colorado with representatives from six states who have encountered serious violent incidents in their courthouses in the last two years. Deputy State Court Administrator Jim Wright and Capitol Police Lt. Lee Clough joined representatives, including judges, court officials and law enforcement officers, from South Carolina, Minnesota, Arkansas, Washington and Oklahoma. Participants discussed the "lessons learned" from the shootings and stabbings that occurred in their courthouses and shared the knowledge and experience gained from the incidents - what it takes to endure, recover from, and prepare for these types of catastrophic events. NCSC staff conducted the meeting and will prepare and publish a practical users' guide on handling serious, violent incidents in courthouses.