Two more ways a successful CALAWARE GROWTH FUND will help expand and improve our services to the public
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CalAware already offers workshops to train journalists, civic activists, public officials and public employees in the basics of the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and free speech rights under the First Amendment.
A successful CalAware Growth Fund will make it possible to add workshops on the news gathering rights and publication risks of journalists in particular, and the protections offered to government and other whistleblowers.
LEGAL COMPLIANCE AUDITS
Several years ago CalAware conducted statewide audits to test how well various public agencies and institutions understood and complied with their legal obligations to provide access to their records when requested by ordinary citizens. The audits covered state executive branch agencies, state and local law enforcement and public education agencies, and the administrative offices of local and statewide courts. We not only published their performance scores but offered those interested free training on how to improve.
A successful CalAware Growth Fund will make it possible to resume these audits and extend them, for example to city and county governments and special districts.