Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1743FY0001

The Family Court Mobile Self Help Project












Hon. Joel H. Brown


`Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Family











Project Title:

The Family Court Mobile Self Help Project

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 12:18:32 PM












J. Alex Villalobos














Statewide Interest:

To provide support and assistance at the trial court level to fully realize th efamily court concept













Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Admihnistrative Office


Nan Markowitz


175 Nw 1st, Suite 2025

Contact Phone:

(305) 375-5213



Miami, Fl 33128































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Government Entity
















Project Description:








The Family Court Mobile Self Help Project is designed to replicate the resources at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse and bring much needed pro se self help services into ethnically and culturally diverse and primarily low income communities across Miami-Dade county.

The Project will also function as an ADA auxiliary aid or service, enabling judges to travel to homes or other locations where the disabled and elderly reside who have become disenfranchised from the courts due to their physical and economic condition.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The Mobile Self Help Project will use exit questionnaires to measure customer satisfaction.

Judicial satisfaction survey will be developed to measure the quality of self-representation

Statistics will be developed to track:

%Increase in the number of Self Help Packets to the public

%Increase in the number of Self Help staff consultations, procedural assistance and document preparation

%Increase in the number of referrals to community organizations

%Increase in the number of referred to counsel












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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Concept Paper and Proposal to establish a Family Court Mobile Self Help Project for Miami-Dade Count











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?