Research

Publications

Domestic Violence Online Petition Program

Domestic Violence Online Petition Program

An overview of the Domestic Violence Online Petition Program, which seeks to improve victim safety by allowing a petitioner—with help from a trained domestic violence advocate—to use the Internet to file the application for an order of protection.

Publications

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Lessons from Problem-Solving Courts

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Lessons from Problem-Solving Courts

By Robert V. Wolf

A review of nine practical strategies to break down the conceptual and in some cases practical barriers that separate specialized courts from each other and the world of problem-solving from traditional courts.

Interviews

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

Researcher Doris Layton MacKenzie talks about her research on juvenile and adult correctional boot camps, and how researchers can ensure that their findings are useful to policymakers.

 

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Interviews

Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

One of the top drug court researchers in the country, Doug Marlowe talks about his research on status hearings and graduated sanctions, as well as about the critical elements of drug courts.

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Interviews

Douglas Van Dyk, Judge, Clackamas County Community Court

Douglas Van Dyk, Judge, Clackamas County Community Court

Judge Douglas Van Dyk is a Circuit Court Judge in Clackamas County, Oregon, and presides over the Overland Park Community Court, one of 10 sites to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under its Community-Based Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative. Here he speaks about the court and how it works.

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Interviews

Dr. Catherine Coles, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Dr. Catherine Coles, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Dr. Catherine Coles is a researcher and fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Here she discusses the burgeoning field of community prosecution, including its origins, best practices and its future.

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Publications

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

By Rachel Swaner and Elise White

This study sought to understand how teenagers in a low-income and geographically isolated area of Brooklyn think about and engage in delinquent behavior using individual interview, focus group, and survey data.

Video

Drucker Award

Drucker Award

An 11 minute video about the Center for Court Innovation created in honor of the 2009 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

Links

Drug Court Research-to-Practice Project

The purpose of the Drug Court Research-to-Practice (R2P) project is to promote the timely dissemination of the most relevant information derived from the growing body of drug court research to practitioners and policy-makers.

http://research2practice.org/index.html

Links

Drug Court Tech

The Drug Court Technology Resource Center is an online forum offering tools and information for drug court practitioners who are creating computer applications for their courts. It sponsors two related web sites: Drug Court Technology, which provides technical staff and planners with an overview of how technology can improve drug courts, and Drug Court MIS, which provides technical staff with detailed project planning tools and sample documents. Both sites are accessible from the Center home page.

http://www.drugcourttech.org/

Links

Drug Court Technology Resource Center

The Drug Court Technology Resource Center is an online forum offering tools and information for drug court practitioners who are creating computer applications for their courts. The Resource Center sponsors two related web sites: Drug Court Technology, which provides technical staff and planners with an overview of how technology can improve drug courts, and Drug Court MIS, which provides technical staff with detailed project planning tools and sample documents. Both sites are accessible from the Center home page.

http://www.drugcourttech.org/

Publications

Drug Courts an Effective Treatment Alternative

By Amanda Cissner, Dana Kralstein and Michael Rempel

An overview of the findings from, "The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation: Policies, Participants and Impacts." A study, conducted by the Center for Court Innovation and the New York State Office of Court Administration, that found consistent recidivism impacts across a large number of drug court sites. Published in Criminal Justice 19, No. 2, Summer 2004 © 2004 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced by permission.

Articles

Drug Courts and Community Reintegration

What remains for drug courts is to determine how to make a difference in the next chapter of participants’ lives: the return to independent community living after graduation from drug court. After all, the ultimate test for drug courts is not whether their clients graduate, but whether they are able to live drug-free and become law-abiding members of society.

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Audio

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future

West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, talks about his group's new web site, why the nation's 2,300-plus drug courts reach only 10 percent of the people they're designed to help, and what's next on the horizon for the drug court movement.

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