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Victims no longer subject to arrest for not showing up to court

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Court personnel provide colored wristbands to help manage the crowded hallway where victims, defendants and witnesses wait for trial-setting hearings each Monday in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases. Judges at the downtown District Court building decide which cases are ready for trial later in the week. Many are continued, often for another month or more, and those involved with the case typically have to return.