News from 2009

Chicago Creates New Domestic Violence Program

Chicago Tribune, 9 December 2009

The recipient of technical assistance form the Center for Court Innovation, Cook County Circuit Courts launches a new initiative.

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Mental Health Court Judge Reflects on the Death of a Participant

MIWatch, 7 December 2009

Judge Matthew D'Emic, who presides over the Brooklyn Mental Health Court, writes an essay for MIWatch.org, a news web site about mental illness.

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Center Wins Award

Miller-McCune News Blog, 30 October 2009

The magazine Miller-McCune speculates that the Center for Court Innovation's winning the Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation will generate greater public awareness of the success of problem-solving courts.

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New Court Combats Domestic Violence

WKNO-FM, 26 October 2009

A report on specialized domestic violence courts that features the Center for Court Innovation.

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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.

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Report Highlights Problem-Solving Justice in the U.K.

policeprofessional.com, 20 August 2009

A 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.

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Red Hook Justice Center Offers Youth Many Chances to Get Involved

Brooklyn The Borough, 18 August 2009

This article spotlights youth programming at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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Co-Author of 'Broken Windows' Theory Explains How New York Became Safe

City Journal, 17 July 2009

George L. Kelling explains how the restoration of public order, through innovative institutions like the Midtown Community Court, helped fuel a precipitous and enduring decline in crime.

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New York's Retired Chief Judge Praises Staten Island Youth Court

Staten Island Advance, 28 June 2009

Staten 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.

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British Think Tank Recommends Red Hook-style Punishment for Young Offenders

The Observer, 21 June 2009

Local 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.

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