Confronting Criminals Slows Murders in NYC
CNN Radio, 7 January 2013
CNN Radio features our program Save Our Streets Crown Heights, noting that shootings have dropped 40 percent thanks in part to the work of the initiative's caseworkers.
A Onetime Drug Dealer, Now Working to Combat a Plague of Gun Violence
New York Times, 25 December 2012
The New York Times profiles Rudy Suggs, who works as a "violence interrupter," trying to prevent gunshots before they happen as part of Save Our Streets Crown Heights, an initiative of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center.
For Minor Crimes, NYers Sentenced to Sandy Relief
New York Post, 19 December 2012
Associated Press story on a collaboration between the Manhattan district attorney's office and the Center for Court Innovation to aid Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts in Coney Island.
Novel Courts Handle Low-Level Crimes Across US
AP, 23 September 2012
An Associated Press story on the evolution of community courts. According to Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman: "We've seen these ideas which were derided and dismissed by many in the '90s as totally loopy and beyond the pale become...embraced by criminal justice systems across the country."
Crime and the Courts: The Future of Criminal Justice In the City
Chicago Policy Review, 11 January 2012
The Chicago Policy Review interviews Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation, about the future of criminal justice.