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A Court Keeps People Out of Rikers While Remaining Tough

The New York Times, June 11 2015

The New York Times describes the Red Hook Community Justice Center's success at cutting the number of people jailed, reducing recidivism, and saving moneyand highlights the effort to create a similar justice center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

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Progressive New York Initiatives: Reducing Incarceration In New York

WCNY, May 8 2015

Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman joins Capital Press Room on WCNY to discuss alternatives to incarceration in New York.

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Bold Plans for New York Courts

New York Times, February 20 2015

The New York Times editorial board covers New York State Chief Judge Lippman's state of the judiciary address, which mentions a number of innovative programs in the making, including the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

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MacArthur Fund Pledges $75-Million to Reduce Local Jail Populations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 11 2015

The Chronicle of Philanthropy covers the MacArthur Foundation's pledge to reduce jail in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation and others.

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Teenagers to See Counselor, Not Judge, for Minor Crimes

New York Times, January 13 2015

The New York Times covers a new pilot program run by the Center for Court Innovation that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds arrested for low-level offenses to be diverted from formal prosecution.

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Community Courts Let the Punishment Fit the Crime, Compassionately

The Christian Science Monitor, January 10 2015

The Christian Science Monitor shows how community courts around the country are working to reduce recidivism and incarceration. 

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Reducing Jail: A New York Story

TalkPoverty, December 3 2014

An article by Greg Berman in Talk Poverty on how alternatives to incarceration have helped reduce jail-use in New York and nationwide. 

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A Surprising Portrait of the Misdemeanor Criminal

Wall Street Journal, November 9 2014

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Center Director Greg Berman about how the decline in felonies creates an opportunity to focus on people who commit ‘broken-windows’ crimes.

 

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Broken Windows 2.0: A Smarter Version

The Crime Report, August 19 2014

Center Director Greg Berman responds to the public debate in New York City over “broken windows” theory in The Crime Report

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De Blasio's $12.7M gun-violence prevention program to put 'interrupters' in high-crime precincts

New York Daily News, August 14 2014

The New York Daily News covers New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's launch of a new plan to combat gun violence, which includes piloting programs like Save Our Streets Crown Heights in other neighborhoods throughout the city.

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