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Syracuse's new Near Westside Peacemaking Project conducts its first training for fourteen community members working to become peacemakers. Wendy Hill, traditional healer, and Leroy Hill, faithkeeper, from the Haudenosaunee Nations provided the intensive two-day training. (October 29, 2014)Syracuse's new Near Westside Peacemaking Project conducts its first training for fourteen community members working to become peacemakers. Wendy Hill, traditional healer, and Leroy Hill, faithkeeper, from the Haudenosaunee Nations provided the intensive two-day training. (October 29, 2014)

Participants in the Brownsville Community Justice Center's new incentive-based fashion program, Brownsville Project Runway, learn the basics of sewing shirts, pants, and accessories. The Justice Center created the program to further engage youth while expanding their creative and professional skills. By the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a fashion show. (October 23, 2014)Participants in the Brownsville Community Justice Center's new incentive-based fashion program, Brownsville Project Runway, learn the basics of sewing shirts, pants, and accessories. The Justice Center created the program to further engage youth while expanding their creative and professional skills. By the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a fashion show. (October 23, 2014)

At the Groundswell Art Auction Benefit, Greg Berman accepts an award for the Center for Court Innovation from Gustavo Bahena (center), a Youth Justice Board member who also works with Groundswell, an organization that brings together artists, youth, and other organizations to use art as a tool for social change. (October 17, 2014)At the Groundswell Art Auction Benefit, Greg Berman accepts an award for the Center for Court Innovation from Gustavo Bahena (center), a Youth Justice Board member who also works with Groundswell, an organization that brings together artists, youth, and other organizations to use art as a tool for social change. (October 17, 2014)

The New York City Bar hosts an event honoring the late Alfred Siegel and his legacy of advancing youth justice reform. Here, members of his family listen to the panel of speakers. (October 10, 2014)The New York City Bar hosts an event honoring the late Alfred Siegel and his legacy of advancing youth justice reform. Here, members of his family listen to the panel of speakers. (October 10, 2014)

The Organization of American States and the Center for Court Innovation sign a Memorandum of Understanding for coordinating joint efforts to promote alternatives to incarceration for drug-related offenders and drug treatment courts in the Americas. (October 3, 2014)The Organization of American States and the Center for Court Innovation sign a Memorandum of Understanding for coordinating joint efforts to promote alternatives to incarceration for drug-related offenders and drug treatment courts in the Americas. (October 3, 2014)

Midtown Community Court's workforce development and fatherhood program, UpNext, collaborated with MoMA educator Shellyne Rodriguez to find a place where participants could share their experiences as fathers. Here, staff members of the Midtown Community Court celebrate the art opening at MoMA, posing before a tableau created from silhouettes created by program participants over the past year. (September 26, 2014)Midtown Community Court's workforce development and fatherhood program, UpNext, collaborated with MoMA educator Shellyne Rodriguez to find a place where participants could share their experiences as fathers. Here, staff members of the Midtown Community Court celebrate the art opening at MoMA, posing before a tableau created from silhouettes created by program participants over the past year. (September 26, 2014)

On the anniversary of 9/11, Red Hook Youth Court members showed appreciation for their local police and fire departments by dropping off home-baked treats and thank you cards. (September 19, 2014)On the anniversary of 9/11, Red Hook Youth Court members showed appreciation for their local police and fire departments by dropping off home-baked treats and thank you cards. (September 19, 2014)

Brownsville Justice Community program participants interned this summer with Groundswell to create a new mural in partnership with Food Bazaar Supermarkets. Over six weeks, participants brainstormed, designed, and painted the mural, which depicts their views on the effects of mass incarceration on the Brownsville, Brooklyn community. (September 10, 2014)Brownsville Justice Community program participants interned this summer with Groundswell to create a new mural in partnership with Food Bazaar Supermarkets. Over six weeks, participants brainstormed, designed, and painted the mural, which depicts their views on the effects of mass incarceration on the Brownsville, Brooklyn community. (September 10, 2014)

This week, Bronx Community Solutions removed graffiti in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Since 2007, Bronx Community Solutions has been beautifying the Bronx through connecting clients with community service mandates to graffiti removal projects. (September 5, 2014)This week, Bronx Community Solutions removed graffiti in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Since 2007, Bronx Community Solutions has been beautifying the Bronx through connecting clients with community service mandates to graffiti removal projects. (September 5, 2014)

The Center for Court Innovation's Valerie Raine (left) joins a presentation in Mexico on a diagnostic study about Mexico's first drug court.The Center for Court Innovation's Valerie Raine (left) joins a presentation in Mexico on a diagnostic study about Mexico's first drug court.

Coordinator of Anti-Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation Ife Charles speaks at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement of a new effort to prevent gun violence by expanding the Cure Violence model across the five boroughs. The Mayor highlighted SOS Crown Heights as 'the exemplar' of the public health approach to violence reduction in New York. (August 14, 2014)Coordinator of Anti-Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation Ife Charles speaks at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement of a new effort to prevent gun violence by expanding the Cure Violence model across the five boroughs. The Mayor highlighted SOS Crown Heights as 'the exemplar' of the public health approach to violence reduction in New York. (August 14, 2014)

At a roundtable discussion on public health approaches to crime prevention in Los Angeles, President of The California Endowment Robert Ross (third from left) addresses a group of police chiefs, public health experts, and funders from across the country, including ​Dr. Nadine Gracia (second from left), deputy assistant secretary for minority health​ at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Ron Davis (third from right), director of the US Department of Justice's COPS Office. (August 6, 2014)At a roundtable discussion on public health approaches to crime prevention in Los Angeles, President of The California Endowment Robert Ross (third from left) addresses a group of police chiefs, public health experts, and funders from across the country, including ​Dr. Nadine Gracia (second from left), deputy assistant secretary for minority health​ at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Ron Davis (third from right), director of the US Department of Justice's COPS Office. (August 6, 2014)

The Red Hook Community Justice Center installs new signage as part of an on-going effort to ensure that court users feel oriented and respected throughout the court process. (July 24, 2014)The Red Hook Community Justice Center installs new signage as part of an on-going effort to ensure that court users feel oriented and respected throughout the court process. (July 24, 2014)

Juan Carlos Borrero films footage at the Manhattan Family Justice Center for a video about the Integrated Domestic Violence Court model. (July 9, 2014)Juan Carlos Borrero films footage at the Manhattan Family Justice Center for a video about the Integrated Domestic Violence Court model. (July 9, 2014)

Red Hook Youth Court and Brownsville Youth Court celebrate their youth court graduation and the induction of new members at the United States District Court in Brooklyn. (July 2, 2014)Red Hook Youth Court and Brownsville Youth Court celebrate their youth court graduation and the induction of new members at the United States District Court in Brooklyn. (July 2, 2014)

The  Youth Justice Board, after presenting their new website for disconnected youth to a crowd at the Midtown Referral Center. The website will help disconnected youth between the ages of 16 and 24 decide the best course of action to take to re-engage with school, a high-school equivalency degree, or employment. (June 18, 2014)The Youth Justice Board, after presenting their new website for disconnected youth to a crowd at the Midtown Referral Center. The website will help disconnected youth between the ages of 16 and 24 decide the best course of action to take to re-engage with school, a high-school equivalency degree, or employment. (June 18, 2014)

The Staten Island Youth Justice Center plants flowers as part of an adopt-the-block service project on Staten Island. Staff members and kids from across four of the Staten Island Youth Justice Center's programs participated. (June 11, 2014)The Staten Island Youth Justice Center plants flowers as part of an adopt-the-block service project on Staten Island. Staff members and kids from across four of the Staten Island Youth Justice Center's programs participated. (June 11, 2014)

Siegel's Sluggers, whose members hail from seven Center projects, huddle during their first game of the season, which they won 11 to six! The team is named in memory of Alfred Siegel, the Center's deputy director who passed away in January. (June 6, 2014)Siegel's Sluggers, whose members hail from seven Center projects, huddle during their first game of the season, which they won 11 to six! The team is named in memory of Alfred Siegel, the Center's deputy director who passed away in January. (June 6, 2014)

The Brownsville Community Justice Center coordinated a multi-agency cleanup with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Department of Sanitation, and New York Police Department (NYPD), clearing over six tons of trash and debris from a dump site that had been an eyesore for the Brownsville, Brooklyn community for decades. (May 29, 2014)The Brownsville Community Justice Center coordinated a multi-agency cleanup with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Department of Sanitation, and New York Police Department (NYPD), clearing over six tons of trash and debris from a dump site that had been an eyesore for the Brownsville, Brooklyn community for decades. (May 29, 2014)

The Aneth Community Court Adopts a Highway: The Aneth Community Court, located on the Navajo Nation, was created with the help of the Center for Court Innovation's Tribal Justice Exchange and represents the first community court in Indian Country. The court recently adopted a stretch of highway in Aneth, Utah and is using highway cleanup projects for court-ordered community service and as a form of community engagement. Here, Judge Irene Black (center, yellow hat) stands with court staff and community members during an Earth Day cleanup project. (May 21, 2014)The Aneth Community Court Adopts a Highway: The Aneth Community Court, located on the Navajo Nation, was created with the help of the Center for Court Innovation's Tribal Justice Exchange and represents the first community court in Indian Country. The court recently adopted a stretch of highway in Aneth, Utah and is using highway cleanup projects for court-ordered community service and as a form of community engagement. Here, Judge Irene Black (center, yellow hat) stands with court staff and community members during an Earth Day cleanup project. (May 21, 2014)

In honor of Mother's Day, participants in Midtown Community Court's UPNEXT program join an event at Making Meaning, sponsored by the Department of Youth and Community Development, which seeks to strengthen family relationships. Here, Brett Stewart (left) paints pottery with his daughter, Zatara (center) and her mother, Dominique (right). (May 15, 2014)In honor of Mother's Day, participants in Midtown Community Court's UPNEXT program join an event at Making Meaning, sponsored by the Department of Youth and Community Development, which seeks to strengthen family relationships. Here, Brett Stewart (left) paints pottery with his daughter, Zatara (center) and her mother, Dominique (right). (May 15, 2014)

Jethro Antoine, of Newark Community Solutions, leads a group exercise at Community Justice 2014, an international summit about reducing crime and recidivism.Jethro Antoine, of Newark Community Solutions, leads a group exercise at Community Justice 2014, an international summit about reducing crime and recidivism.

For the launch of the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project's Belmont Revitalization Project, staff from Bronx Community Solutions, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Newark Community Solutions, and Midtown Community Court gather for this place-based approach to crime reduction. On Brooklyn's Belmont Avenue, more than 100 youth volunteers came out to clean streets, remove graffiti, plant a garden, and paint a mural. (April 23, 2014)For the launch of the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project's Belmont Revitalization Project, staff from Bronx Community Solutions, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Newark Community Solutions, and Midtown Community Court gather for this place-based approach to crime reduction. On Brooklyn's Belmont Avenue, more than 100 youth volunteers came out to clean streets, remove graffiti, plant a garden, and paint a mural. (April 23, 2014)

Photographer Amnon Gutman took photos of S.O.S. Crown Heights doing outreach in Brooklyn each day for three months in 2012. This week, MSNBC posted some of his photos along with an article profiling their work. (April 11, 2014)Photographer Amnon Gutman took photos of S.O.S. Crown Heights doing outreach in Brooklyn each day for three months in 2012. This week, MSNBC posted some of his photos along with an article profiling their work. (April 11, 2014)

Brownsville Youth Court members volunteer at the Brownsville Recreation Center, helping to transform a once unusable room into a bright and inviting space for local young people who use the recreational center. (March 26, 2014)Brownsville Youth Court members volunteer at the Brownsville Recreation Center, helping to transform a once unusable room into a bright and inviting space for local young people who use the recreational center. (March 26, 2014)

From the Archives: At the Community Justice 2012 summit in Washington D.C., Judge Alex Calabrese (right) of the Red Hook Community Justice Center participates in a small collaborative working group. Register here for Community Justice 2014 in San Francisco. (March 14, 2014)From the Archives: At the Community Justice 2012 summit in Washington D.C., Judge Alex Calabrese (right) of the Red Hook Community Justice Center participates in a small collaborative working group. Register here for Community Justice 2014 in San Francisco. (March 14, 2014)

At the Reducing Reoffending Conference in Winchester, UK, organized by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Greg Berman gives a presentation on reducing crime, reducing incarceration, and restoring public trust in the justice system. (March 6, 2014)At the Reducing Reoffending Conference in Winchester, UK, organized by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Greg Berman gives a presentation on reducing crime, reducing incarceration, and restoring public trust in the justice system. (March 6, 2014)

Red Hook Community Justice Center Judge Alex Calabrese speaks to the Red Hook Peacemaking Program. (February 20, 2014)Red Hook Community Justice Center Judge Alex Calabrese speaks to the Red Hook Peacemaking Program. (February 20, 2014)

The Staten Island Youth Justice Center holds an open house in their new space, hosting visitors from the NYPD, the Department of Probation, the Law Department, Legal Aid Society, and other partner agencies. (February 7, 2014)The Staten Island Youth Justice Center holds an open house in their new space, hosting visitors from the NYPD, the Department of Probation, the Law Department, Legal Aid Society, and other partner agencies. (February 7, 2014)

Julius Lang (left), director of training and technical assistance at the Center for Court Innovation, and Phil Bowen, director of the Centre for Justice Innovation in London, testify before the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee of the Irish parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin on the feasibility of introducing community courts in Ireland. (January 29, 2014)Julius Lang (left), director of training and technical assistance at the Center for Court Innovation, and Phil Bowen, director of the Centre for Justice Innovation in London, testify before the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee of the Irish parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin on the feasibility of introducing community courts in Ireland. (January 29, 2014)

The Center is helping the Mental Health Juvenile Justice Committee, chaired by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health, create a short educational video for parents of children with cases in Family Court. The video will seek to teach families what to expect about the process and how they can best advocate for their children and participate as partners in the process. Here, Rob Wolf, director of communications at the Center, interviews Jim St. Germaine about his experiences in the juvenile justice system. (January 24, 2014)The Center is helping the Mental Health Juvenile Justice Committee, chaired by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health, create a short educational video for parents of children with cases in Family Court. The video will seek to teach families what to expect about the process and how they can best advocate for their children and participate as partners in the process. Here, Rob Wolf, director of communications at the Center, interviews Jim St. Germaine about his experiences in the juvenile justice system. (January 24, 2014)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio poses with members our  Juvenile Justice Corps at Red Hook Community Justice Center. (January 2, 2014)New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio poses with members our Juvenile Justice Corps at Red Hook Community Justice Center. (January 2, 2014)

The Red Hook Community Justice Center's JustArts Photography Program holds an exhibition at the Red Hook Public Library. The program, which is a partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, featured the work of 12 students who participated in this after-school digital photography workshop for teens from Red Hook and neighboring communities. (December 12, 2013)The Red Hook Community Justice Center's JustArts Photography Program holds an exhibition at the Red Hook Public Library. The program, which is a partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, featured the work of 12 students who participated in this after-school digital photography workshop for teens from Red Hook and neighboring communities. (December 12, 2013)

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announces William Bratton as police commissioner at a press conference held at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. “The fundamental idea” behind the Justice Center’s work, de Blasio explained, is that “the way to fight crime… is with the community. This has been epitomized here to great, great effect, and that idea really animates… my entire view of public safety and how we have to move forward as a city.” (December 5, 2013)New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announces William Bratton as police commissioner at a press conference held at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. “The fundamental idea” behind the Justice Center’s work, de Blasio explained, is that “the way to fight crime… is with the community. This has been epitomized here to great, great effect, and that idea really animates… my entire view of public safety and how we have to move forward as a city.” (December 5, 2013)

Heads of 14 police peacekeeping missions from around the world come together in New York City with the Center's Director of Training and Technical Assistance Julius Lang and Director of Peacemaking Erika Sasson, who facilitate a three-day strategic planning session for the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (November 26, 2013)Heads of 14 police peacekeeping missions from around the world come together in New York City with the Center's Director of Training and Technical Assistance Julius Lang and Director of Peacemaking Erika Sasson, who facilitate a three-day strategic planning session for the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (November 26, 2013)

At the Domestic Violence Mentor Court Orientation at the Center's main office in New York City, Resource Coordinator Cherie Foster, (Brooklyn, NY), CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter and Support Jan Langbein (Dallas, TX), and prosecutor Whitney Welsh (Ada County, ID) hold a mock panel to prepare for site visits to their respective domestic violence courts. As recipients of Office on Violence Against Women grants, these three jurisdictions will function as mentor courts to other jurisdictions wishing to learn more about domestic violence courts and open or enhance a specialized domestic violence court in their community. (November 20, 2013)At the Domestic Violence Mentor Court Orientation at the Center's main office in New York City, Resource Coordinator Cherie Foster, (Brooklyn, NY), CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter and Support Jan Langbein (Dallas, TX), and prosecutor Whitney Welsh (Ada County, ID) hold a mock panel to prepare for site visits to their respective domestic violence courts. As recipients of Office on Violence Against Women grants, these three jurisdictions will function as mentor courts to other jurisdictions wishing to learn more about domestic violence courts and open or enhance a specialized domestic violence court in their community. (November 20, 2013)

From the archives: New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman addresses the crowd at the opening of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in 2000. This year, the National Center for State Courts completed an evaluation of the Justice Center that shows it decreases recidivism, cuts down on the use of incarceration, and helps save millions of dollars each year. (November 13, 2013)From the archives: New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman addresses the crowd at the opening of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in 2000. This year, the National Center for State Courts completed an evaluation of the Justice Center that shows it decreases recidivism, cuts down on the use of incarceration, and helps save millions of dollars each year. (November 13, 2013)

A crowd of over 200 gathers at the Morgan Library and Museum to celebrate the 20th anniversary celebration of the Midtown Community Court, the first court of its kind. Here, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman reflects on the court's achievements. (October 23, 2013)A crowd of over 200 gathers at the Morgan Library and Museum to celebrate the 20th anniversary celebration of the Midtown Community Court, the first court of its kind. Here, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman reflects on the court's achievements. (October 23, 2013)

Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights holds a shooting response on the corner of St. Marks Avenue  and Schnectady Avenue in Brooklyn. SOS violence interrupters, youth organizers from Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (Y.O. SOS), and residents rallied together to show solidarity in the fight against gun violence. (October 17, 2013)Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights holds a shooting response on the corner of St. Marks Avenue and Schnectady Avenue in Brooklyn. SOS violence interrupters, youth organizers from Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (Y.O. SOS), and residents rallied together to show solidarity in the fight against gun violence. (October 17, 2013)

Members of the third cohort of the Harlem Justice Corps graduate at a ceremony held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women, ages 18-24, who are seeking employment, education services, and meaningful opportunities to serve their community. (October 10, 2013)Members of the third cohort of the Harlem Justice Corps graduate at a ceremony held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women, ages 18-24, who are seeking employment, education services, and meaningful opportunities to serve their community. (October 10, 2013)

From the archives: A community restitution crew from the Midtown Community Court cleans up and repaints near Manhattan's Times Square. The Midtown Community Court--the first community court in the nation--sentences low-level offenders to pay back the neighborhood through meaningful community service, while at the same time offering them help with problems that often underlie criminal behavior. To celebrate 20 years of the Midtown Community Court, click here.From the archives: A community restitution crew from the Midtown Community Court cleans up and repaints near Manhattan's Times Square. The Midtown Community Court--the first community court in the nation--sentences low-level offenders to pay back the neighborhood through meaningful community service, while at the same time offering them help with problems that often underlie criminal behavior. To celebrate 20 years of the Midtown Community Court, click here.

Youth court members and staff from the Harlem Community Justice Center march in the African American Day Parade. (Photo courtesy of Ernest Owens. September 18, 2013)Youth court members and staff from the Harlem Community Justice Center march in the African American Day Parade. (Photo courtesy of Ernest Owens. September 18, 2013)

New members of the Youth Justice Board gather at their overnight retreat. Every year, new members of the program participate in the retreat to encourage bonding as a group and commitment to the program. (September 13, 2013)New members of the Youth Justice Board gather at their overnight retreat. Every year, new members of the program participate in the retreat to encourage bonding as a group and commitment to the program. (September 13, 2013)

Members of the Staten Island Youth Justice Center's youth court celebrate the end of summer in Clove Lakes Park. (September 4, 2013)Members of the Staten Island Youth Justice Center's youth court celebrate the end of summer in Clove Lakes Park. (September 4, 2013)

From the archives: Judge Rosalyn H. Richter presides over the Midtown Community Court in 1996. On October 21, 2013, the Midtown Community Court, the first community court, will celebrate 20 years of operation. (August 28, 2013)From the archives: Judge Rosalyn H. Richter presides over the Midtown Community Court in 1996. On October 21, 2013, the Midtown Community Court, the first community court, will celebrate 20 years of operation. (August 28, 2013)

Members of the Greenpoint Youth Court participate in a Global Interactive Dialogue at the United Nations in celebration of International Youth Day. The dialogue engaged with approximately 700 other youths from countries including Belgium, Brazil, India, Lebanon, and Nigeria. (August 21, 2013)Members of the Greenpoint Youth Court participate in a Global Interactive Dialogue at the United Nations in celebration of International Youth Day. The dialogue engaged with approximately 700 other youths from countries including Belgium, Brazil, India, Lebanon, and Nigeria. (August 21, 2013)

From the archives: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance speaks at Times Square Ink's graduation ceremony in 2010. Times Square Ink is a job training and placement assistance program that connects low-income New Yorkers with the world of work, and is just one of many programs the Midtown Community Court has developed in its 20 years of operation. For more info on Midtown's 20th anniversary celebration on October 21, 2013, click here. (August 15, 2013)From the archives: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance speaks at Times Square Ink's graduation ceremony in 2010. Times Square Ink is a job training and placement assistance program that connects low-income New Yorkers with the world of work, and is just one of many programs the Midtown Community Court has developed in its 20 years of operation. For more info on Midtown's 20th anniversary celebration on October 21, 2013, click here. (August 15, 2013)

The Red Hook Youth Court sets up a book give-away at Red Hook, Brooklyn's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime. Hundreds of Red Hook residents joined the Red Hook Community Justice Center staff and officers from the 76th NYPD Precinct in Coffey Park to strengthen partnerships that make Red Hook a thriving community and to celebrate record-low crime levels. (August 8, 2013)The Red Hook Youth Court sets up a book give-away at Red Hook, Brooklyn's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime. Hundreds of Red Hook residents joined the Red Hook Community Justice Center staff and officers from the 76th NYPD Precinct in Coffey Park to strengthen partnerships that make Red Hook a thriving community and to celebrate record-low crime levels. (August 8, 2013)

Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) holds its annual peace march through Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The march started 160 people and increased as the march made its way through the neighborhood, ending at a school yard with about 250 people walking and chanting together. (July 31, 2013)Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) holds its annual peace march through Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The march started 160 people and increased as the march made its way through the neighborhood, ending at a school yard with about 250 people walking and chanting together. (July 31, 2013)

Through the Brownsville Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project's Changing the Narrative Tour facilitates a forum for discussion and creativity in Brownsville schools and community spaces. At each of the seven stops on the tour, participants discuss the effects of gun and gang violence on that Brooklyn neighborhood. To date, the Changing the Narrative Tour has engaged over 120 young people who live or go to school in Brownsville. (July 25, 2013)Through the Brownsville Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project's Changing the Narrative Tour facilitates a forum for discussion and creativity in Brownsville schools and community spaces. At each of the seven stops on the tour, participants discuss the effects of gun and gang violence on that Brooklyn neighborhood. To date, the Changing the Narrative Tour has engaged over 120 young people who live or go to school in Brownsville. (July 25, 2013)

A youth works on a mural in a community garden in Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is just part of the Brownsville Community Justice Center's initiative to offer 254 young people from Brownsville paid opportunities in community restoration projects, internships, and the arts this year. (July 18, 2013)A youth works on a mural in a community garden in Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is just part of the Brownsville Community Justice Center's initiative to offer 254 young people from Brownsville paid opportunities in community restoration projects, internships, and the arts this year. (July 18, 2013)

The New York Juvenile Justice Corps hosts their 3rd Annual Kids Book Fair at the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (July 10, 2013)The New York Juvenile Justice Corps hosts their 3rd Annual Kids Book Fair at the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (July 10, 2013)

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott asks members of the Youth Justice Board a question after they present their report on truancy and chronic absenteeism. (June 25, 2013)Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott asks members of the Youth Justice Board a question after they present their report on truancy and chronic absenteeism. (June 25, 2013)

The Midtown Community Court holds a graduation celebration for its Fatherhood and Workforce Development programs at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where fathers and their children create art together after going on a guided tour of the museum. (June 19, 2013)The Midtown Community Court holds a graduation celebration for its Fatherhood and Workforce Development programs at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where fathers and their children create art together after going on a guided tour of the museum. (June 19, 2013)

Crowds gather at the BAC Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn for the opening of "14 Shades of Justice." The photography show comes from the JustArts: Photography program, a collaboration between the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and is part of the Justice Center's JustArts Programming and Positive Youth Justice Initiative, which works to reframe the conversation about juvenile delinquency. (June 12, 2013)Crowds gather at the BAC Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn for the opening of "14 Shades of Justice." The photography show comes from the JustArts: Photography program, a collaboration between the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and is part of the Justice Center's JustArts Programming and Positive Youth Justice Initiative, which works to reframe the conversation about juvenile delinquency. (June 12, 2013)

At the New York City Innovative Nonprofit Awards, Center Director Greg Berman shakes hands with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Center was among ten nonprofits honored for using data to fight poverty in innovative ways. (June 6, 2013)At the New York City Innovative Nonprofit Awards, Center Director Greg Berman shakes hands with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Center was among ten nonprofits honored for using data to fight poverty in innovative ways. (June 6, 2013)

The third annual Arts To End Violence festival opens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This year, over 150 people enjoyed 52 pieces of art at the festival, which is organized by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights, and which invites artists of all ages to create works of art featuring messages of peace, community, and nonviolence. (May 30, 2013)The third annual Arts To End Violence festival opens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This year, over 150 people enjoyed 52 pieces of art at the festival, which is organized by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights, and which invites artists of all ages to create works of art featuring messages of peace, community, and nonviolence. (May 30, 2013)

The Staten Island Youth Justice Center joins a press conference held by New York City Council Members Debi Rose (Staten Island) and Jumaane D. Williams (Brooklyn) as they announce the launch of a new anti-violence initiative on Staten Island based on the Cure Violence model of gun violence prevention. The Staten Island Youth Justice Center will be one of the partners in the initiative. (May 23, 2013)The Staten Island Youth Justice Center joins a press conference held by New York City Council Members Debi Rose (Staten Island) and Jumaane D. Williams (Brooklyn) as they announce the launch of a new anti-violence initiative on Staten Island based on the Cure Violence model of gun violence prevention. The Staten Island Youth Justice Center will be one of the partners in the initiative. (May 23, 2013)

To clean up Orchard Beach, Bronx Community Solutions partners up with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, GrowNYC, the U.S. Coast Guard, and others. (May 15, 2013)To clean up Orchard Beach, Bronx Community Solutions partners up with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, GrowNYC, the U.S. Coast Guard, and others. (May 15, 2013)

In celebration of Law Day 2013, Bronx Community Solutions held a youth forum on injustice and discrimination. Here, a senior from the High School for Law, Government, and Justice poses a question to a panel that includes (from left) Judge Efrain Alvarado, Deputy Director of Bronx Defenders Seann Riley, Narcotics Bureau Chief Assistant District Attorney Julie De León, Detective Ford of the 41st Precinct, and Court Officer Perez of the Bronx Criminal Court.(5/8/13)In celebration of Law Day 2013, Bronx Community Solutions held a youth forum on injustice and discrimination. Here, a senior from the High School for Law, Government, and Justice poses a question to a panel that includes (from left) Judge Efrain Alvarado, Deputy Director of Bronx Defenders Seann Riley, Narcotics Bureau Chief Assistant District Attorney Julie De León, Detective Ford of the 41st Precinct, and Court Officer Perez of the Bronx Criminal Court.(5/8/13)

Each spring the Center organizes its annual Domestic Violence Court Open House for Office on Violence Against Women Court Training and Improvements Project grantees to come observe model domestic violence courts in New York City, as well as learn from experts on topics related to court planning and implementation. Here, Sujata Warrier of the New York State Office on the Prevention of Domestic Violence speaks about the importance of incorporating cultural competency into court practice. (May 1, 2013)Each spring the Center organizes its annual Domestic Violence Court Open House for Office on Violence Against Women Court Training and Improvements Project grantees to come observe model domestic violence courts in New York City, as well as learn from experts on topics related to court planning and implementation. Here, Sujata Warrier of the New York State Office on the Prevention of Domestic Violence speaks about the importance of incorporating cultural competency into court practice. (May 1, 2013)

At the annual Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights "Stop Shooting, Start Living" Talent Show, a Crown Heights, Brooklyn resident performs a solo. Over 80 singers, rappers, poets, and dancers played to a packed house of over 400 people at PS 289. (April 24, 2013)At the annual Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights "Stop Shooting, Start Living" Talent Show, a Crown Heights, Brooklyn resident performs a solo. Over 80 singers, rappers, poets, and dancers played to a packed house of over 400 people at PS 289. (April 24, 2013)

The Brownsville Community Justice Center's Anti-Violence Project brings together more than 60 Brownsville residents, community leaders, clergy, and law enforcement for a luncheon at the Stone Avenue Library to share ideas about working together to reduce gang and gun violence in the neighborhood. (April 17, 2013)The Brownsville Community Justice Center's Anti-Violence Project brings together more than 60 Brownsville residents, community leaders, clergy, and law enforcement for a luncheon at the Stone Avenue Library to share ideas about working together to reduce gang and gun violence in the neighborhood. (April 17, 2013)

Volunteers beautify Brownsville's Betsy Head Park. Overall, more than 60 volunteers from the Brownsville Community Justice Center, Teach for America, Brownsville Partnership, Xmental, and the New York Juvenile Justice Corps came together to give the pool house a fresh coat of paint, plant shrubs and trees in a new garden, and remove graffiti from a community mural. (April 10, 2013)Volunteers beautify Brownsville's Betsy Head Park. Overall, more than 60 volunteers from the Brownsville Community Justice Center, Teach for America, Brownsville Partnership, Xmental, and the New York Juvenile Justice Corps came together to give the pool house a fresh coat of paint, plant shrubs and trees in a new garden, and remove graffiti from a community mural. (April 10, 2013)

At Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Brooklyn's News 12 interviews a youth organizer about the annual Arts To End Violence competition. (April 4, 2013)At Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Brooklyn's News 12 interviews a youth organizer about the annual Arts To End Violence competition. (April 4, 2013)

The Newark Youth Court teams up with local high school students to paint a mural at Newark Community Solutions on “transformation," working to depict how individuals and communities can change. (March 28, 2013)The Newark Youth Court teams up with local high school students to paint a mural at Newark Community Solutions on “transformation," working to depict how individuals and communities can change. (March 28, 2013)

To help post-Sandy Staten Island, the Center partners with the Manhattan District Attorney to organize community service clients from the Midtown Community Court and the downtown court in continuing cleanup efforts. With other volunteers, clients removed approximately four large dump trucks worth of trash from this wetland, helping to ensure that it continues to function as a natural barrier providing protection in future storms. (March 21, 2013)To help post-Sandy Staten Island, the Center partners with the Manhattan District Attorney to organize community service clients from the Midtown Community Court and the downtown court in continuing cleanup efforts. With other volunteers, clients removed approximately four large dump trucks worth of trash from this wetland, helping to ensure that it continues to function as a natural barrier providing protection in future storms. (March 21, 2013)

A Youth Justice Board member describes her experience researching truancy and chronic absenteeism for a Columbia University Teachers College EdLab film series on innovative educational programming. To watch the video, click here. (March 13, 2013)A Youth Justice Board member describes her experience researching truancy and chronic absenteeism for a Columbia University Teachers College EdLab film series on innovative educational programming. To watch the video, click here. (March 13, 2013)

Bronx Community Solutions celebrates the opening of their new office space in the Bronx Criminal Court on March 1, 2013. Over fifty staffers, court personnel, judges, community partners, as well as the Bronx District Attorney attend the opening. (March 6, 2013)Bronx Community Solutions celebrates the opening of their new office space in the Bronx Criminal Court on March 1, 2013. Over fifty staffers, court personnel, judges, community partners, as well as the Bronx District Attorney attend the opening. (March 6, 2013)

At the open house for the new Save Our Streets (SOS) project in the South Bronx, visitors learn about how the SOS team is working to reduce gun violence. (February 27, 2013)At the open house for the new Save Our Streets (SOS) project in the South Bronx, visitors learn about how the SOS team is working to reduce gun violence. (February 27, 2013)

The Harlem Parole Reentry Court celebrates 53 graduates of the Harlem Community Justice Center's reentry programming. Pictured from left: Reentry Case Aid and former graduate Cramon Milline, Project Director Chris Watler, Judge Terry Saunders, and State Corrections Commissioner Brian Fischer, who  told the crowd that he hoped to "work himself out of a job." (February 22, 2013)The Harlem Parole Reentry Court celebrates 53 graduates of the Harlem Community Justice Center's reentry programming. Pictured from left: Reentry Case Aid and former graduate Cramon Milline, Project Director Chris Watler, Judge Terry Saunders, and State Corrections Commissioner Brian Fischer, who told the crowd that he hoped to "work himself out of a job." (February 22, 2013)

At the first-ever Y.O. SOS (Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets) retreat, teens bond and plan their spring community organizing project, Arts to End Violence . (February 13, 2013)At the first-ever Y.O. SOS (Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets) retreat, teens bond and plan their spring community organizing project, Arts to End Violence . (February 13, 2013)

Captain Jeffrey Schiff of the 76th Precinct leads large site visit of judges and other criminal justice professionals to the Red Hook Community Justice Center as part of the U.S. Latin American Judicial Exchange Program--a collaboration between the Vance Center for International Justice and the Justice Center of Americas. (February 6, 2013)Captain Jeffrey Schiff of the 76th Precinct leads large site visit of judges and other criminal justice professionals to the Red Hook Community Justice Center as part of the U.S. Latin American Judicial Exchange Program--a collaboration between the Vance Center for International Justice and the Justice Center of Americas. (February 6, 2013)

Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights holds a peace march in Brooklyn. A new evaluation of SOS finds that the program, which is operated out of the Crown Heights Mediation Center, has helped decrease gun violence in the area. (January 30, 2013)Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights holds a peace march in Brooklyn. A new evaluation of SOS finds that the program, which is operated out of the Crown Heights Mediation Center, has helped decrease gun violence in the area. (January 30, 2013)

Red Hook Youth Court members are interviewed by Brooklyn's News Channel 12 about their participation in the MLK Day of Service. (January 24, 2012)Red Hook Youth Court members are interviewed by Brooklyn's News Channel 12 about their participation in the MLK Day of Service. (January 24, 2012)

Staff from the Office of Court Administration, the Legal Aid Society, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and the Center for Court Innovation hold hands in a closing ceremony of a Peacemaking Program information session. (January 16, 2013)Staff from the Office of Court Administration, the Legal Aid Society, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and the Center for Court Innovation hold hands in a closing ceremony of a Peacemaking Program information session. (January 16, 2013)

Members of the Youth Justice Board pose with Judge Alex Calabrese on a visit to the Red Hook Community Justice Center. (January 9, 2013)Members of the Youth Justice Board pose with Judge Alex Calabrese on a visit to the Red Hook Community Justice Center. (January 9, 2013)

A member of the Harlem Justice Corps poses among props at the National Black Theatre, where the Justice Corps helped renovate and improve the theater space and common areas of the building. (January 3, 2013)A member of the Harlem Justice Corps poses among props at the National Black Theatre, where the Justice Corps helped renovate and improve the theater space and common areas of the building. (January 3, 2013)

Bronx Community Solutions collaborates with the Midtown Community Court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Brownsville Community Justice Center to conduct a major community service project with clients referred from the Manhattan District Attorney's office, helping to clean up and rebuild Coney Island after Hurricane Sandy. (December 19, 2012)Bronx Community Solutions collaborates with the Midtown Community Court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Brownsville Community Justice Center to conduct a major community service project with clients referred from the Manhattan District Attorney's office, helping to clean up and rebuild Coney Island after Hurricane Sandy. (December 19, 2012)

Members of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps survey South Bronx residents on their perceptions of public safety in their community as part of the planning for the Center's new Save Our Streets anti-gun violence project in the South Bronx. (December 12, 2012)Members of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps survey South Bronx residents on their perceptions of public safety in their community as part of the planning for the Center's new Save Our Streets anti-gun violence project in the South Bronx. (December 12, 2012)

Navajo peacemakers train volunteers for the Peacemaking Program in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The new initiative will apply peacemaking to cases referred by the Red Hook Community Justice Center. (December 5, 2012)Navajo peacemakers train volunteers for the Peacemaking Program in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The new initiative will apply peacemaking to cases referred by the Red Hook Community Justice Center. (December 5, 2012)

A new flag goes up the Red Hook Community Justice Center, replacing the one damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (November 28, 2012)A new flag goes up the Red Hook Community Justice Center, replacing the one damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (November 28, 2012)

At Midtown Community Court's Serving Fathers, Strengthening Families celebration, Times Square Ink/Dads United for Parenting graduate Willie Key (center) speaks with program coordinators Bo Twiggs (left) and Jonathan Monsalve (right, holding Mr. Key’s son). (November 21, 2012)At Midtown Community Court's Serving Fathers, Strengthening Families celebration, Times Square Ink/Dads United for Parenting graduate Willie Key (center) speaks with program coordinators Bo Twiggs (left) and Jonathan Monsalve (right, holding Mr. Key’s son). (November 21, 2012)

The Red Hook Community Justice Center holds its first staff meeting after Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook's Coffey Park in lieu of flooded Justice Center. (November 14, 2012)The Red Hook Community Justice Center holds its first staff meeting after Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook's Coffey Park in lieu of flooded Justice Center. (November 14, 2012)

After Hurricane Sandy flooded Red Hook, Brooklyn, the New York Juvenile Justice Corps and the Red Hook Community Justice Center worked to clean up the neighborhood. (October 31, 2012)After Hurricane Sandy flooded Red Hook, Brooklyn, the New York Juvenile Justice Corps and the Red Hook Community Justice Center worked to clean up the neighborhood. (October 31, 2012)

To teach teachers about youth courts, the Greenpoint Youth Court holds a mock hearing at the first of two symposiums about using this peer-based approach to discipline in schools. (October 24, 2012)To teach teachers about youth courts, the Greenpoint Youth Court holds a mock hearing at the first of two symposiums about using this peer-based approach to discipline in schools. (October 24, 2012)

Youth court members from the Red Hook Community Justice Center are interviewed by Channel 12 about the Brooklyn Youth Summit, where they promoted the Red Hook Youth Court and connected with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Green City Force, and the NYPD Explorers program. (October 17, 2012)Youth court members from the Red Hook Community Justice Center are interviewed by Channel 12 about the Brooklyn Youth Summit, where they promoted the Red Hook Youth Court and connected with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Green City Force, and the NYPD Explorers program. (October 17, 2012)

Prisoner Reentry Institute Director Ann Jacobs cuts the ribbon on the Harlem Justice Corps office. Part of the New York City Justice Corps initiative, the Harlem Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young adults. Jacobs is joined by Chris Watler, director of the Harlem Community Justice Center, Marta Nelson, executive director for the Center for Employment Opportunities in New York City, Reion Evans, coordinator at Literacy Partners Push Center Community Partnership, and a Corps member. (October 10, 2012)Prisoner Reentry Institute Director Ann Jacobs cuts the ribbon on the Harlem Justice Corps office. Part of the New York City Justice Corps initiative, the Harlem Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young adults. Jacobs is joined by Chris Watler, director of the Harlem Community Justice Center, Marta Nelson, executive director for the Center for Employment Opportunities in New York City, Reion Evans, coordinator at Literacy Partners Push Center Community Partnership, and a Corps member. (October 10, 2012)

Brownsville community member Mark Tanis speaks a press conference announcing a Department of Justice grant for the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project, a project of the Brownsville Community Justice Center. (October 3, 2012)Brownsville community member Mark Tanis speaks a press conference announcing a Department of Justice grant for the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project, a project of the Brownsville Community Justice Center. (October 3, 2012)

In Newark, a community service field day started with a community service crew cleaning up Boys Park and ended with a series of field day events. Here, neighborhood kids enjoy games led by youth court members from Newark Community Solutions. (September 26, 2012)In Newark, a community service field day started with a community service crew cleaning up Boys Park and ended with a series of field day events. Here, neighborhood kids enjoy games led by youth court members from Newark Community Solutions. (September 26, 2012)

New York Juvenile Justice Corps organized a service project in Red Hook to benefit local firemen and first responders affected by 9/11. Corps members spent the morning cleaning up a recently renovated 1800s firehouse, where Friends of Firefighters provides mental health and wellness services for active and retired firemen at no or low cost. (September 19, 2012)New York Juvenile Justice Corps organized a service project in Red Hook to benefit local firemen and first responders affected by 9/11. Corps members spent the morning cleaning up a recently renovated 1800s firehouse, where Friends of Firefighters provides mental health and wellness services for active and retired firemen at no or low cost. (September 19, 2012)

New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, center, visits with staff of Save Our Streets Crown Heights at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center to learn how the program works to reduce shootings and killings in the neighborhood. (September 12, 2012)New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, center, visits with staff of Save Our Streets Crown Heights at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center to learn how the program works to reduce shootings and killings in the neighborhood. (September 12, 2012)

Members from Groundswell Community Mural Project and Brownsville Community Justice Center unveil a new mural at the Brownsville Student Farm Project, a community garden and teaching space in Brownsville. New York City Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi speaks at the ceremony. (September 5, 2012)Members from Groundswell Community Mural Project and Brownsville Community Justice Center unveil a new mural at the Brownsville Student Farm Project, a community garden and teaching space in Brownsville. New York City Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi speaks at the ceremony. (September 5, 2012)

Members from our youth courts across the city get together for a day of fun in Central Park. (August 30, 2012)Members from our youth courts across the city get together for a day of fun in Central Park. (August 30, 2012)

Newark Community Solutions participants clean up an Adopt-A-Lot site on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark. (August 22, 2012)Newark Community Solutions participants clean up an Adopt-A-Lot site on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark. (August 22, 2012)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visits Brownsville Community Justice Center during National Night Out Against Crime 2012. (August 15, 2012)Mayor Michael Bloomberg visits Brownsville Community Justice Center during National Night Out Against Crime 2012. (August 15, 2012)

At National Night Out 2012, staff from Bronx Community Solutions, a local pastor, and a young artist, pose in front of photographs by local members of a community program that engages youth in arts-related projects. (August 8, 2012)At National Night Out 2012, staff from Bronx Community Solutions, a local pastor, and a young artist, pose in front of photographs by local members of a community program that engages youth in arts-related projects. (August 8, 2012)

Valerie Raine (center), director of Drug Court Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, hosts a delegation from the Drug Demand Reduction Program at the U.S. Department of State, Mexico City at the Brooklyn Treatment Court: Jeffrey Zinsmeister, coordinator (left) and Nohemí Lira, program specialist (right). (August 1, 2012)Valerie Raine (center), director of Drug Court Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, hosts a delegation from the Drug Demand Reduction Program at the U.S. Department of State, Mexico City at the Brooklyn Treatment Court: Jeffrey Zinsmeister, coordinator (left) and Nohemí Lira, program specialist (right). (August 1, 2012)

At the Youth Court Research Roundtable, Mike Rempel, research director at the Center, is seated beside former Chief Judge Kaye and is speaking to Michael Norton, research associate at Research for Action about evaluating youth courts in schools. The roundtable brought together researchers and practitioners to begin developing a research agenda to evaluate the impact of youth courts on important outcomes like recidivism, school success, and community safety. (July 25, 2012)At the Youth Court Research Roundtable, Mike Rempel, research director at the Center, is seated beside former Chief Judge Kaye and is speaking to Michael Norton, research associate at Research for Action about evaluating youth courts in schools. The roundtable brought together researchers and practitioners to begin developing a research agenda to evaluate the impact of youth courts on important outcomes like recidivism, school success, and community safety. (July 25, 2012)

The Harlem Community Justice Center kicks off the Second Annual Harlem Reentry Family Day. (July 18, 2012)The Harlem Community Justice Center kicks off the Second Annual Harlem Reentry Family Day. (July 18, 2012)

After a 3-hour game, the Red Hook baseball league's BYA Royals celebrate their win. In 2012, the Red Hook league celebrates 15 years of enhancing the lives of kids, coaches, and the Red Hook community. (July 11, 2012)After a 3-hour game, the Red Hook baseball league's BYA Royals celebrate their win. In 2012, the Red Hook league celebrates 15 years of enhancing the lives of kids, coaches, and the Red Hook community. (July 11, 2012)

Harlem Community Justice Center celebrates the Harlem Youth Court graduation. (July 3, 2012)Harlem Community Justice Center celebrates the Harlem Youth Court graduation. (July 3, 2012)

Members of the Youth Justice Board attend the premiere in Harlem of their video, Talking It Through: A Teen-Police Dialogue. (June 29, 2012)Members of the Youth Justice Board attend the premiere in Harlem of their video, Talking It Through: A Teen-Police Dialogue. (June 29, 2012)

Harlem Community Justice Center and the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem host a free legal clinic for New York City Housing Authority residents. (June 20, 2012)Harlem Community Justice Center and the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem host a free legal clinic for New York City Housing Authority residents. (June 20, 2012)

Mural in the Brownsville Community Justice Center, a new demonstration project in Brooklyn. (June 13, 2012)Mural in the Brownsville Community Justice Center, a new demonstration project in Brooklyn. (June 13, 2012)

Crown Heights residents attend the Arts to End Violence art opening organized by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. (June 6, 2012)Crown Heights residents attend the Arts to End Violence art opening organized by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. (June 6, 2012)

Newark Community Solutions participates in AIDS Walk New York. (May 30, 2012)Newark Community Solutions participates in AIDS Walk New York. (May 30, 2012)

On Law Day, Judge Fern Fischer gives the keynote speech at the Harlem Community Justice Center. (May 23, 2012)On Law Day, Judge Fern Fischer gives the keynote speech at the Harlem Community Justice Center. (May 23, 2012)

In celebration of Law Day, Bronx Community Solutions gave over 100 Bronx youth an opportunity to participate in discussions with court officers, attorneys, and judges. (May 16,2012)In celebration of Law Day, Bronx Community Solutions gave over 100 Bronx youth an opportunity to participate in discussions with court officers, attorneys, and judges. (May 16,2012)

At the 2012 National Domestic Violence Court Open House, at the Center for Court Innovation headquarters in New York City, Georgia Judge Berryl Anderson and her team map their court response to domestic violence. (May 9, 2012)At the 2012 National Domestic Violence Court Open House, at the Center for Court Innovation headquarters in New York City, Georgia Judge Berryl Anderson and her team map their court response to domestic violence. (May 9, 2012)

Adolescent diversion program participants from Bronx Community Solutions work with NYPD officers to remove graffiti in the 46th precinct. The adolescent diversion program is a new pilot initiative in the New York State Court System that works to improve the judicial response to 16- and 17-year-old offenders. (May 2, 2012)Adolescent diversion program participants from Bronx Community Solutions work with NYPD officers to remove graffiti in the 46th precinct. The adolescent diversion program is a new pilot initiative in the New York State Court System that works to improve the judicial response to 16- and 17-year-old offenders. (May 2, 2012)

Susan Lindenauer, board director for the New York Bar Foundation, came to the Center on April 20th to present Greg Berman with grant checks from the Foundation for four of our youth programs: Youth Justice Programs, the Youth Justice Board, the Greenpoint Youth Court, and the Staten Island Youth Court. (April 25, 2012)Susan Lindenauer, board director for the New York Bar Foundation, came to the Center on April 20th to present Greg Berman with grant checks from the Foundation for four of our youth programs: Youth Justice Programs, the Youth Justice Board, the Greenpoint Youth Court, and the Staten Island Youth Court. (April 25, 2012)

A new collaboration between the Red Hook Community Justice Center and Groundswell Community Mural Project through which court-involved youth and other young people living in the community create a mural for the Justice Center's new Youth Justice Programs room. (April 18, 2012)A new collaboration between the Red Hook Community Justice Center and Groundswell Community Mural Project through which court-involved youth and other young people living in the community create a mural for the Justice Center's new Youth Justice Programs room. (April 18, 2012)

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