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Reinvesting in Justice: What Comes Next?

Reinvesting in Justice: What Comes Next?

Justice practitioners gathered at the Dallas City Hall for a regional summit to explore criminal justice challenges and highlight innovative programs.

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Gentrifying Brownsville: Changes in Brooklyn ’hood Come from Within

Gentrifying Brownsville: Changes in Brooklyn ’hood Come from Within

Al Jazeera America reports on the evolution of Brownsville, Brooklyn, highlighting the Brownsville Community Justice Center's Belmont Revitalization Project

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In Age Of Black Lives Matter, 3 Young Black Men Share Their Fears — And Hopes

In Age Of Black Lives Matter, 3 Young Black Men Share Their Fears — And Hopes

NPR profiles 3 young participants of the Brownsville Community Justice Center, who share their stories and talk about the issues facing Brownsville today. 

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The Belmont Revitalization Project: Reimagining an Avenue

The Belmont Revitalization Project: Reimagining an Avenue

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 20, 2015 —The Belmont Revitalization Project is one of many initiatives being led by the Brownsville Community Justice Center, which seeks to transform the justice system in Brownsville, reduce crime and incarceration, and strengthen public trust in justice by providing alternatives to incarceration and creating opportunities for diversion for youth and community members who come into contact with the law.

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Reducing the Use of Jail in the Bronx

Reducing the Use of Jail in the Bronx

Bronx Community Solutions Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Alternatives to Incarceration

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Community Justice 2014 Draws International Audience

Community Justice 2014 Draws International Audience

Participants from more than 75 U.S. jurisdictions and 10 countries gathered in San Francisco for Community Justice 2014, an international summit on how to reduce crime and incarceration while improving public trust in justice.

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Praising Red Hook Justice Center’s Approach to Public Safety, Mayor-Elect de Blasio Names Bratton as Police Commissioner

Praising Red Hook Justice Center’s Approach to Public Safety, Mayor-Elect de Blasio Names Bratton as Police Commissioner

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio chose the Red Hook Community Justice Center as the setting for one of the first major appointments of his administration: William Bratton as police commissioner.

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Adolescent Diversion Program:  The Court System Pilots a New Approach to Young Offenders

Adolescent Diversion Program: The Court System Pilots a New Approach to Young Offenders

NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2012--In an effort to improve the judicial response to 16 and 17 year old offenders, the Center for Court Innovation is helping the New York State Court System pilot the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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Community Justice 2012: The International Conference of Community Courts

Community Justice 2012: The International Conference of Community Courts

Community Justice 2012: The International Conference of Community Courts drew over 300 attendees from seven countries and 75 cities to learn about criminal justice reform strategies and research.

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Increasing Public Confidence: A Roundtable on Community Justice

Increasing Public Confidence: A Roundtable on Community Justice

In the summer of 2011, the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, invited community justice practitioners from across the U.S. to share ideas about their work.

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Seattle Community Court supplies creative solutions for high-impact, low-level crime

Seattle Community Court supplies creative solutions for high-impact, low-level crime

By Sarah Schweig

A crime is ruled de minimus if it is considered too small to be cause for concern. But when a crime is committed over and over, can it still be considered a trifle?

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Newark Celebrates Opening of Nation’s Newest Community Court

Newark Celebrates Opening of Nation’s Newest Community Court

Community and government leaders of Newark, N.J., celebrated the official opening today of Newark Community Solutions, an innovative justice project that applies a problem-solving approach to non-violent cases in the Newark Municipal Court. 

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Community Justice 2010: The International Conference of Community Courts

Community Justice 2010: The International Conference of Community Courts

With the help of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Center for Court Innovation convened the first ever international conference of community courts in Dallas, Texas in October 2010.

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UK’s Justice Secretary Visits Red Hook

Jack Straw endorses court-community collaboration following a February 2008 visit to the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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Ireland's National Crime Council Recommends Community Courts

In May 2007, Ireland’s National Crime Council published a report recommending the establishment of community courts in Ireland.

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