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.
2020 School at Home Adventures
* Tours begin at approximately 9:00am and end around noon
* 60 student maximum
* Minimum grade is 5 or age 11
* Students can be dropped off, but we need at least one adult for every eight kids.
Click here to be contacted when it is scheduled,
or to sign up as a contact person.
As the contact person for this field trip...
* You will decide on a date that works for you.
* You can decide on a name for the group if you'd like.
Sometimes kids like to make up their own.
* You will be the contact person for the families going,
giving them your cell phone number.
If you are interested, sign up and I will contact you.
You are not obligated until you agree to do it.