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. 

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Brownsville’s Broken Windows

New York Times, January 15 2016

The New York Times writes about the Brownsville Community Justice Center's efforts to improve public spaces and the lives of young people. 

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How the Justice System Can Transform New York’s "Murder Capital”

The Crime Report, October 29 2015

Greg Berman describes plans for the Brownsville Community Justice Center in The Crime Report. 

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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.

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Pilot Program Gives Youth in Brownsville a Second Chance

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, September 2 2015

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange writes about Project Reset and the Brownsville Youth Court.

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The Simple Idea That Could Transform US Criminal Justice

The Guardian, June 23 2015

The Guardian profiles Judge Victoria Pratt and our work on procedural justice at Newark Community Solutions.

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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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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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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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