Art, Science and the Challenge of Justice Reform
The Crime Report, May 24 2016
In this op-ed in The Crime Report, Greg Berman and Julian Adler of the Center for Court Innovation explore current challenges and opportunities for justice reformers and discuss the importance of using a data-driven approach to reform.
There's a New Way for People Arrested in NYC to Avoid Jail
Vice, March 15 2016
Vice reports on the Center for Court Innovation's supervised release program, which expanded from Brooklyn to the Bronx and Staten Island this month.
Is Shutting Down Rikers Island a Dream or a Fantasy?
Observer, February 11 2016
The Observer reports on a new commission--led by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman with support from the Center for Court Innovation--to examine Rikers Island with the view of reducing its inmate population and possibly closing it down.
Q&A: Greg Berman
New York Law Journal, October 23 2015
In the New York Law Journal, Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman discusses the history of the Center, its current work, and its evolving mission.
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 money—and highlights the effort to create a similar justice center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
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.
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.
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.