Teenagers to See Counselor, Not Judge, for Minor Crimes
New York Times, 13 January 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, 10 January 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, 3 December 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, 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.
Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail...in 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.
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.
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.
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.