Reentry: Technical Assistance

The Center for Court Innovation provides technical assistance to criminal justice officials interested in starting both juvenile and adult reentry programs.

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The Center’s services include:

  • Site visits
  • Hands-on assistance
  • Trainings
  • Research and writing

Site visits
Site visits are one of the best vehicles for introducing planners to the concepts and practice of reentry courts and other related programs. Over the years the Center has developed structured tours for visitors to its demonstration projects. The Parole Reentry Court and Juvenile Reentry Court at the Harlem Community Justice Center provide two innovative examples of how the justice system is attempting to manage offender reentry, with the ultimate goal of reducing recidivism and improving public safety.

On a typical site visit, visitors will:

  • see the courtroom in action and meet the judicial hearing officer;
  • meet with project staff, who will be available to answer questions;
  • obtain sample documents; and
  • brainstorm new approaches to problems back home.

Hands-on assistance
The Center for Court Innovation provides intensive one-on-one assistance in the planning, implementation, and enhancement of reentry programs.

Assistance is available in five main areas:

1. NEEDS ASSESSMENT

A needs assessment helps pinpoint pressing local problems, providing quantitative and qualitative data to sharpen planners’ understanding of the issues at hand.

2. CONCEPT PAPER

Once the problems have been clearly defined, the Center can help planners create a detailed concept paper that spells out the scope and goals of a project.

3. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Armed with a clear, detailed plan of how to proceed, the Center can make it happen by helping clients identify funding sources, create a start-up budget, and devise new ways to engage the community and potential government partners.

4. EVALUATION

The Center can help planners evaluate the project by establishing performance measures and tracking the project’s ability to meet its stated goals.

5. TROUBLESHOOTING

Finally, the Center can assist with troubleshooting, helping program managers analyze operations and make mid-course adjustments

Trainings
Center for Court Innovation experts provide customized workshops, panels, and trainings on reentry programs. Speakers from the Center have participated in conferences across the U.S.  Click here to request more information.

Research and writing
Center for Court Innovation researchers are available to conduct original research, including both impact and process evaluations, and to produce publications.

Click here to read the Center’s publications, or visit the Research page to learn more about the Center’s research team and its projects.

Request Assistance

Please use this form for any of your expert assistance needs, whether you'd like to arrange a visit to one of our demonstration projects in New York, request hands-on assistance, schedule a training, engage our researchers, or just request more information in general. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact
  • New York
  • 520 8th Avenue
  • 18th Floor
  • New York, NY 10018
  • phone: 646.386.3100
  • Syracuse
  • 601 Tully Street
  • Syracuse, NY 13204
  • phone: 315.266.4330
  • London
  • Canterbury Court
    1-3 Brixton Road
  • London, SW9 6DE
  • phone: +44 2076.329.060