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Developing a Community Court, Part II: Practical Advice

While obstacles shouldn't be minimized, they can be overcome if all parties have a commitment to the process and share an understanding of goals and principles. The experience of the Midtown Community Court suggests a number of practical strategies that can assist in the development of any community court project.

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Developing a Concept

Planners need to spell out the scope and goals of a project and the steps that will be taken to carry them out. The best way to do that is to write a concept paper.

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Developing a Statewide Drug Court Data Tracking System

Developing a Statewide Drug Court Data Tracking System

This fact sheet offers a brief overview of creating a sustainable statewide system for tracking key drug court data.

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Dispensing Justice Locally (PART I): The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

Dispensing Justice Locally (PART I): The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

By Richard Curtis, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman and Michele Sviridoff

The executive summary of Part I of the original evaluation of the country's first community court--the Midtown Community Court. Includes a comprehensive description of the court and an analysis on the degree to which the court met each of its goals. The executive summary of Part II is available here.

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Dispensing Justice Locally (PART II): The Impacts, Costs and Benefits of the Midtown Community Court

Dispensing Justice Locally (PART II): The Impacts, Costs and Benefits of the Midtown Community Court

By David Rottman, Michele Sviridoff and Robert Weidner

The executive summary of Part II of the original evaluation of the country's first community court--the Midtown Community Court. The second phase focused on impacts on recidivism rates for select sub-groups of defendants; examined impacts on jail costs after accounting for "secondary jail sentences"; explored other cost and benefit implications; and surveyed the opinions of community residents. The executive summary of Part I is available here.

Books

Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

By Richard Curtis, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman and Michele Sviridoff

Published by Harwood Academic Publishers, this book offers the original evaluation of the country's first community court, the Midtown Community Court,examining the court's impacts on local crime, public opinion and jail expeditures.

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Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

By Richard Curtis, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman and Michele Sviridoff

This is the book form of Dispensing Justice Locally (PART 1): The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court. Published by Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, 2000.

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Diverting Shoplifters: A Research Report and Planning Guide

Diverting Shoplifters: A Research Report and Planning Guide

By Emily Gold and Julius Lang

This report outlines some of the challenges of responding to retail theft and highlights several promising approaches that provide an alternative to the traditional justice system—whether via streamlined processing or by an alternative intervention for the offender. The report concludes with a guide for jurisdictions interested in piloting a program in their community to improve the response to retail theft.

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Do Batterer Program Length or Approach Affect Completion or Re-Arrest Rates?

Do Batterer Program Length or Approach Affect Completion or Re-Arrest Rates?

By Amanda Cissner and Nora K. Puffett

The research examines the use of two batterer programs with disparate program philosophies by the Brooklyn Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Court, comparing outcomes among mandated defendants. The results suggest that neither underlying program philosophy nor program length alone predict either program completion or future violence.

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Do Batterer Programs Reduce Recidivism? Results from a Randomized Trial in the Bronx

By Robert C. Davis, Melissa Labriola and Michael Rempel

An experimental study involving the random assignment of domestic violence offenders to a batterer program or not. The study examines whether batterer program assignment affects official re-arrest rates as well as victim reports of re-abuse. Published in Justice Quarterly, Volume 25, Number 2 (June 2008). Key findings are also presented in Chapters Four and Five of Testing the Effectiveness of Batterer Programs and Judicial Monitoring

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Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism?

Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism?

By Zachary Hamilton

This report documents the results of the first-ever rigorous test of a specialized reentry court. Among the findings, reentry court parolees (including both graduates and failures) were less likely to be rearrested or reconvicted than a comparison group of parolees.

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Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

By Staff of the Center for Court Innovation

This collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, analyzes the impact of a broad range of problem-solving initiatives launched in New York State and nationwide over the past decade.

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Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

By Staff of the Center for Court Innovation

This collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, analyzes the impact of a broad range of problem-solving initiatives launched in New York State and nationwide over the past decade.

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Does Judicial Monitoring Deter Domestic Violence Recidivism? Results of a Quasi-Experimental Comparison in the Bronx

By Robert C. Davis, Melissa Labriola and Michael Rempel

A study of the impact of intensive judicial monitoring with convicted domestic violence offenders.

available from Sage Journals online

Links

Does San Francisco’s Community Justice Center Reduce Criminal Recidivism?

This report, by Rand Corporation researchers Beau Kilmer and Jesse Sussell, was released in October 2014 and summarizes an outcome evaluation of the San Francisco Community Justice Center.

http://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/RAND_CJC.pdf

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