The Guardians Association of the New York State Courts, Inc., is a not-for-profit fraternal organization comprised of African American and other individuals in law enforcement. Founded in 1986, the Association consists of employees who hold the titles of Court Officer, Court Clerk, Judge, Court Assistant, Confidential and Non-Competitive Court personnel; associate members are those individuals who support the goals and purposes of our association, but are otherwise ineligible for organizational membership.
The Guardians of the NYS Courts are affiliated with the Grand Council of Guardians, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the National Black Police Association (NBPA). Our purpose is to effectively promote justice and fairness in the court system. Our objective is to promote equal opportunities in appointments, assignments and promotion for all members of the Unified Court System. We were originally established to act as a mechanism to recruit minority Court Officers, Clerks and Court Assistants but over the years have increased our goal to ensure that all African Americans and members of the court system community are treated fairly no matter what position they hold in the court system, creating a positive institution and workplace.
This Association is a source that provides information concerning job opportunities in the court system to the public. In the past we have done community outreach providing those interested with information about court employment and our organization at venues such as Harlem Day and the Juneteenth Celebration. Yearly, we support to the Judicial Friends (an organization of African American and minority judges with similar goals on the judicial level) by attending their annual Law Day Sermon and in September we proudly march in the African American Day Parade in Harlem.
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