30 AMOS leaders "attended the first court watcher training ...in Des Moines earlier this month. Another 30 are scheduled to go through training soon. The Rev. Denny Coon, pastor of Walnut Hills United Methodist Church in Urbandale, said his first experience as an observer was enlightening but somewhat troubling...."
Court Watch Programs Puts Citizen Eyes on Court, Des Moines Register
Iowa Court Watchers Help Keep Eye on Justice, Des Moines Register