Research

Interviews

Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office Of Court Administration

Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office Of Court Administration

Dan Weitz oversees dispute resolution programs for the New York court system. Here he talks about mediation.

 

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Books

Daring to Fail

Daring to Fail

The winner of the 2010 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency,  Daring to Fail is a collection of interviews with leaders in a variety of fields – prosecution, policing, community corrections, indigent defense and others – about leadership, management and innovation.

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Interviews

Darrell Dowty, Associate Justice, Cherokee Supreme Court, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Darrell Dowty, Associate Justice, Cherokee Supreme Court, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Darrell Dowty serves as Associate Justice of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court and maintains a private law practice in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He also currently serves as Associate Justice of the Kaw Nation Supreme Court, as well as judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation District Court and the Sac and Fox Nation District Court.

Publications

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

By Dory Hack

A discussion of the web-based case management system designed for the Harlem Community Justice Center. A tool for court planners, this white paper addresses the information challenges unique to a juvenile drug court.

Interviews

Dave Tevelin, State Justice Institute

Dave Tevelin, State Justice Institute

Dave Tevelin reflects on his experience developing the State Justice Institute (SJI), a federal funding entity for court systems. He describes the role SJI has played in guiding court reform and innovation since the late 1980’s.

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Audio

David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, shares some of what he's learned about new approaches to addressing gang violence and open-air drug dealing.

Interviews

David Kennedy: New Approaches to Justice (Part II) (Podcast)

David Kennedy: New Approaches to Justice (Part II) (Podcast)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about new approaches to addressing gang violence and open-air drug dealing.

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Audio

David Kennedy: The Story behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I)

David Kennedy: The Story behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explains how the Boston Gun Project laid the groundwork for the Drug Market Initiative pilot in High Point, N.C.

Interviews

David Kennedy: The Story Behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I) (Podcast)

David Kennedy: The Story Behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I) (Podcast)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explains the Drug Market Initiative in High Point, N.C.

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Interviews

David O'Keefe, Head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit

David O'Keefe, Head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit

David O'Keefe, head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit discusses his unit, his background, and his goals, moving forward.

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Interviews

David Raasch, Judge, Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court, Bowler, Wisconsin

David Raasch, Judge, Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court, Bowler, Wisconsin

David Raasch currently serves as Associate Judge of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court, and he provides training and technical assistance to tribal communities as a tribal court specialist with Fox Valley Technical College. Here he discusses his role as a proponent of the peacemaking approach and his insight into the lingering distrust between tribal and state justice systems. This interview was originally published in the Fall 2009 Journal of Court Innovation.

Interviews

David Wilson Associate Professor, Administration of Justice, George Mason University

David Wilson Associate Professor, Administration of Justice, George Mason University

Researcher David Wilson talks about how researchers and the public define failure differently and the importance of having modest expectations for what crime programs can accomplish.

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Interviews

Dean Esserman, Police Chief, New Haven, CT

Dean Esserman, Police Chief, New Haven, CT

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman talks about bringing the role of teaching and institutionalized change in truly learning from and addressing failure.

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Interviews

Deborah Kendrick, Community Mediation Coordinator, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

Deborah Kendrick is the community mediation coordinator at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Here she discusses her training, experiences and the challenges she faces as a mediator.

 

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Articles

Defendant Perceptions of Fairness at the Red Hook Community Justice Center

By Somjen M. Frazer

In an effort to assess the impact of the Red Hook Community Justice Center on defendant perceptions of fairness, the Center for Court Innovation conducted a survey of nearly 400 misdemeanor defendants, who had their cases handled at either the Justice Center or a traditional, centralized criminal court. The goal was to evaluate the effects of court location (Red Hook or the traditional court), defendant background (race, ethnicity, sex and socioeconomic status), the outcome of their current court case (dismissed or required to return to court; required to attend drug treatment or not), and the stage of their case at the time of the survey (arraignment or subsequent court appearance).

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