News from 2009
Chicago Creates New Domestic Violence Program
Chicago Tribune, 9 December 2009The recipient of technical assistance form the Center for Court Innovation, Cook County Circuit Courts launches a new initiative.
Mental Health Court Judge Reflects on the Death of a Participant
MIWatch, 7 December 2009Judge Matthew D'Emic, who presides over the Brooklyn Mental Health Court, writes an essay for MIWatch.org, a news web site about mental illness.
Profile of the Brooklyn Mental Health Court
BBC World Service Newshour, 3 September 2009
British radio reporters take an in-depth look at how the Brooklyn Mental Health Court works.
Report Highlights Problem-Solving Justice in the U.K.
policeprofessional.com, 20 August 2009A report by the Center for Court Innovation and published by the British think tank Policy Exchange identifies strategies to spread problem-solving justice as broadly as possible in a time of shrinking resources.
New York's Retired Chief Judge Praises Staten Island Youth Court
Staten Island Advance, 28 June 2009Staten Island's new youth court builds teenagers' skills and gives young offenders a second chance; at the same time, it warns offenders not to repeat their mistakes, writes former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye.
British Think Tank Recommends Red Hook-style Punishment for Young Offenders
The Observer, 21 June 2009Local communities must be given a greater say in determining the punishments meted out to young people if youth re-offending rates are to be reduced, says the Institute for Public Policy Research in a report that cites the Red Hook Community Justice Center as inspiration for its recommendations.