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To Help Close Rikers, City Bets on a Growing Alternative to Bail

WNYC, April 10 2017

WNYC profiles New York City's supervised release program and features the work of our Brooklyn Justice Initiatives.

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Nas Is Selling Christmas Sweaters For Charity

Pitchfork, November 23 2016

Renowned rapper and Queens-native Nas is selling a line of "Kneeling Santa" sweaters this holiday season. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the work of the Center for Court Innovation.

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The Real Story of Problem-Solving Justice in New York City

Gotham Gazette, November 3 2016

In the Gotham Gazette, Center for Court Innovation director Greg Berman argues that problem-solving courts improve both outcomes and fairness.

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In Brooklyn, Hercules’ Battles Inspire Talk on Gun Violence

The New York Times, October 31 2016

At the Brooklyn Public Library, a sold-out crowd of 500 finds out about the anti-violence work of S.O.S. Brooklyn. The New York Times reports.

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In The Bronx, a Family Court Gives Special Attention to Babies

WNYC, September 14 2016

This report aired on WNYC describes the efforts of our Strong Starts Court Initiative, which seeks to reduce harm to court-involved infants. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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