The Courthouse Experience Program provides students in
grades 5-12 with an authentic opportunity to learn about the
justice system by observing real cases and court procedures.
Each year, nearly 5,000 students watch the law come alive on these enriching and valuable visits to the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Justice Center,
led by committed volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Groups visit three buildings during the tour.
It begins in the Gus Solomon Federal Courthouse,
620 SW Main Street in Portland for a brief orientation.
Next, students walk three blocks to the Justice Center to observe
arraignments and community court.
The last stop is the Multnomah County Courthouse
where students observe trials and other court procedures.
2019 School at Home Adventures
* Tours begin at approximately 9:00am and end around noon
* 60 student maximum
* Minimum grade is 5 or age 11 and maximum age is 20
* Students can be dropped off, but we need at least one adult for every eight kids.