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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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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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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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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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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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