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.
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.