The Educational Program seeks to employ innovative teaching methods through the development of partnerships with public and private entities to promote a greater understanding of the individual’s rights and responsibilities and about the court system. The objective is to promote greater access to justice and a culture of respect and peaceful coexistence.

Educational Initiatives

The following educational projects and initiatives have been developed in order to meet the objectives set by the Judicial Branch:

Youth and Children: This project contributes to the development of educational material for children and adolescents. Teachers are also given training on the educational content and activities designed to apply the educational material in the classroom.

Education and Guidance for the Adult Community: The main goal of this project is to develop educational and informational material for adults.

The Court Visits Your Community: The objective of this project is to promote the participation and integration of the Judicial Branch with the different communities. To do so, a close relationship is established with community leaders in order to develop educational activities in their communities.

Court Week: Each year the Judicial Branch celebrates Court Week with various orientation activities for the community.

Education and Orientation from the Courts: The objective of this project is to provide guided educational tours in all thirteen judicial regions, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Each tour will serve as an educational experience for participants on the judicial process and how the court operates. In addition, educational activities may be offered outside of the courtroom upon request.

Guided Educational Tours of the Courts: For groups of students in 4th grade and above or for community groups. These tours include an educational activity related to the court system, a tour of the courthouse (if the facilities allow), and a talk with the judge in the courtroom regarding the role and duties of the judge and the courtroom officers.



Special Court Tours: Universities, schools, or community groups may request a special tour for students to observe court proceedings or receive an educational experience designed to meet to their particular needs based on their field of study. These activities should not last more than one day and, if intended for underage children, it is required that they be accompanied by an adult.



Information Booths for Judicial Branch Programs and Services: These may be set up inside or outside the courthouse, either on the Judicial Branch’s own initiative or by invitation of the community. Judicial Branch officers will offer orientation and informational material to those who approach the booths.




School or Community Outreach: Interactive presentations on requested topics may be coordinated based on available resources. These presentations are held outside the courthouse. The Judicial Branch will assign its resources to offer them at such places.

For More Information

For more information on the Educational Program, you may contact the Office of Education and Community Relations under the Office of Court Administration by calling (787) 641-6600, extension 5707, or by email to