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Assistance with Protective Orders (I-CAN!)
I-CAN! Virginia is a free online program that provides assistance with the preparation of court forms required to file for a protective order.

Concluded Programs and Studies
Programs and studies listed below are no longer active, ongoing programs or studies of the Judiciary.

Drug Treatment Courts
Specialized court dockets with judicial monitoring of intensive treatment and strict supervision of offenders in drug and drug-related cases

Foreign Language Services
Coordinates interpretation for individuals with limited English proficiency to ensure universal access to Virginia’s judicial system.

Guardians Ad Litem (GAL)
Administers, maintains and distributes lists of attorneys who are qualified to serve as guardians ad litem for children in Virginia’s juvenile and domestic relations district courts and circuit courts and for incapacitated persons in Virginia's circuit courts.

Hearing Officers
The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court maintains rules for, as well as a list of, attorney hearing officers to preside over certain administrative hearings pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-4024.

Journey Through Justice
An interactive website designed by the Office of the Executive Secretary to educate students, teachers and the public about Virginia's Judicial System. The web site will be developed further and updated periodically. Please visit often for new features and information.

Judicial Performance Evaluation (JPE)
Provides a self-improvement mechanism for judges and a source of information for the re-election of judges.

Judicial Settlement Conference
A no-cost, confidential process in which parties to a civil, circuit court case meet with a neutral third party (a retired circuit court judge) to explore options for settling their dispute.

Mediation
An alternative process for dispute resolution in which a neutral mediator facilitates communication between the parties with the goal of the parties coming up with their own resolution of the dispute

Parent Education
Provides mandated parent education training to parties in cases where a child’s custody, visitation or support is contested.

Virginia Access to Justice Commission
The Commission coordinates access to justice activities among various groups, mobilizing legal professionals to provide legal services to low income individuals, encouraging the development of auxiliary resources for underserved populations, and making the courts more accessible for all citizens.