A Surprising Portrait of the Misdemeanor Criminal

Wall Street Journal, 9 November 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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Fighting Poverty and Reducing Real Time

TalkPoverty, 20 August 2014

In TalkPoverty, Julian Adler discusses reducing jail usage and describes Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, a new set of responses to misdemeanor offending.

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Broken Windows 2.0: A Smarter Version

The Crime Report, 19 August 2014

Center Director Greg Berman responds to the public debate in New York City over “broken windows” theory in The Crime Report

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De Blasio's $12.7M gun-violence prevention program to put 'interrupters' in high-crime precincts

New York Daily News, 14 August 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.

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Remembering Alfred Siegel

New York Law Journal, 5 February 2014

In the New York Law Journal, Greg Berman reflects on the loss of Alfred Siegel, deputy director of the Center for Court Innovation.

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Red Hook Community Court is a success for defendants and taxpayers, study shows

New York Daily News, 12 November 2013

The New York Daily News reports on a federally funded survey of the Red Hook Community Justice Center that found that the community court reduced costs, decreased the number of defendants sent to jail and also drove a drop in crime.

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Unlearning Gun Violence

The New York Times, 12 November 2013

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera reports on his visit to the Save Our Streets Crown Heights, which is deploying a public health approach to gun violence.

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Alternatives to Incarceration are Cutting Prison Numbers, Costs, and Crime

The Guardian, 4 July 2013

In The Guardian, Greg Berman writes about the New York approach to reducing incarceration while lowering the crime rate.

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Criminal Justice Reform and Risk-Taking

The National Law Journal, 24 June 2013

An op-ed by Greg Berman in The National Law Journal looks at the findings of a national survey on the current state of criminal justice reform. 

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Want to Keep Kids From Skipping School? These Teens Have Some Ideas

The Atlantic, 24 June 2013

The Atlantic Cities covers the Youth Justice Board's new recommendations to reduce chronic absenteeism.

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