week 8th grade students traveled to the Allegheny County Courthouse for a field
trip. In their Civics classes, students
had previously been introduced to the criminal and civil court systems prior to
their visit. Upon their arrival at the
courthouse, students were greeted by the Administrative Judge of Allegheny
County, the Honorable Judge David Cashman.
Judge Cashman talked to students about his role in the judicial branch
and warned them about the consequences of drug and alcohol related crimes. Next, students visited real criminal court
rooms to observe trials in action.