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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.