Brownsville Community Justice Center Staff
Director of Brooklyn Community Justice Centers – Red Hook & Brownsville
James Brodick oversees the operations of the Brooklyn Community Justice Centers, including the Brownsville Community Justice Center and the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Currently in the planning stage, the Brownsville Community Justice Center is the Center for Court Innovation's newest operating program. Mr. Brodick is working with the New York State Office for Court Administration, elected officials, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, the New York Police Department, community organizations, and residents to build support and raise money for the project. Brownsville will be modeled after the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center—the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court—which Mr. Brodick directed for seven years. Since joining the Center for Court Innovation in 1998, Mr. Brodick has held several positions, including director of NYC Community Clean-up and deputy director and director of community programs in Red Hook. Mr. Brodick is a graduate of Saint John's University and is a New York State certified mediator.
Deputy Director, Red Hook Community Justice Center
Viviana Gordon is the director of operations for the Brownsville Community Justice Center and has been with the Center for Court Innovation since 2008. Currently in the planning stage, the Brownsville Community Justice Center will be modeled after the Red Hook Community Justice Center, where Ms. Gordon previously worked as a criminal court case manager, family court coordinator, and coordinator of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Gordon worked at the Juvenile Rights Project in Portland, Oregon and the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Ms. Gordon received her B.A. from Whitman College in Washington State.
Associate Director of Operations and Legal Services, Brownsville Community Justice Center
Erika McSwain is the operations manager for the Brownsville Community Justice Center, where she previously served as coordinator of participant development and coordinator of the Justice Community Program. Before coming to the Justice Center, she worked as a case manager for adults with HIV and mental illness. McSwain is a graduate of Spelman College.