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Bronx Community Solutions: Speeches from the 10th Anniversary

Bronx Community Solutions: Speeches from the 10th Anniversary

This video offers excerpts of speeches from the 10th anniversary celebration of Bronx Community Solutions on April 21, 2015 in the ceremonial courtroom at Bronx Supreme Court. Speakers included Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, and Maria Almonte-Weston and Ramon Semorile from Bronx Community Solutions.

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Bronx Community Solutions: An Introduction

Bronx Community Solutions: An Introduction

Bronx Community Solutions seeks to re-engineer the response to low-level crime in the Bronx, New York. By providing judges with additional sentencing options for non-violent offenders, Bronx Community Solutions reduces the reliance on short-term jail sentences and offers defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct. This video was produced in 2015 to celebrate Bronx Community Solutions' 10th anniversary.

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The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: Helping tackle the underlying causes of crime

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: Helping tackle the underlying causes of crime

This video was made by the Melbourne, Australia's Neighbourhood Justice Centre to explain how community courts helps solve local problems.  

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Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

In keynote remarks at Community Justice 2014, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom draws a parallel between community justice and internet innovations like Craig's List and Uber, praising them for their the bottom-up, customized approaches to doing business. 

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The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment.

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The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

Timothy Murray, the executive director of the Pretrial Justice Institute and the principal architect and administrator of the nation’s first drug court (in Miami-Dade County, Fla.), provides a short answer to the question: What's the legacy of the Midtown Community Court and problem-solving justice?

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The Short Answer: What Was Your Impression of the Midtown Community Court When You First Heard about the Concept?

The Short Answer: What Was Your Impression of the Midtown Community Court When You First Heard about the Concept?

Judy Harris Kluger, the first judge to preside over the Midtown Community Court, gives a short answer to the question: What was your impression of the Midtown Community Court when you first heard about the concept?

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The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

J.D. Noland, a community activist who has lived in the Midtown neighborhood since the founding of the Midtown Community Court in 1993, gives a short answer to the question: Why is the Midtown Community Court's emphasis on "community" important?

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Robin Hood Foundation Honors Red Hook Community Justice Judge Alex Calabrese

Robin Hood Foundation Honors Red Hook Community Justice Judge Alex Calabrese

This video was made by the Robin Hood Foundation to honor the Center for Court Innovation as one of four 2013 Robin Hood Heroes. To learn more, or see the Center's list of awards, click here.

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Justice That Works: The Midtown Community Court

Justice That Works: The Midtown Community Court

The Midtown Community Court is a public/private partnership created in 1993 to apply innovative responses to quality-of-life offenses in and around Times Square. This video shows how the first community court in the country continues to adapt and thrive.

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Midtown Community Court Slideshow Plays in Times Square

Midtown Community Court Slideshow Plays in Times Square

Clear Channel promoted the work of the Midtown Community Court with this slideshow, which played on a billboard in Times Square in 2008.

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Transatlantic Learning: A Conversation about Community Courts

Transatlantic Learning: A Conversation about Community Courts

Russell F. Canan, an associate judge for the Superior Court of Washington D.C., participates in a conversation with Sheriff Alistair JM Duff, deputy director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland, about Washington D.C.'s approach to problem-solving justice. The chat was streamed live  as part of a Scottish judicial training coordinated by the Centre for Justice Innovation.

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The Short Answer: What Principles Guided the Creation of the Midtown Community Court?

The Short Answer: What Principles Guided the Creation of the Midtown Community Court?

John Feinblatt, senior advisor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and founding director of the Midtown Community Court, talks about the principles that guided the creation of the Midtown Community Court.

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Why Procedural Justice Matters: Tom R. Tyler at Community Justice 2012
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