Research

Publications

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.

Books

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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Publications

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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Publications

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

Audio

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Family Court judges should consider the impact of violence on families when making decisions about child custody and visitation, according to Kristine Lizdas, a managing attorney at the Battered Women's Justice Project. In this podcast, Lizdas discusses the Justice Project's four-part model for helping judges make more informed decisions.

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Publications

Domestic Violence Court Compliance Monitoring

Domestic Violence Court Compliance Monitoring

By Domestic Violence Staff of the Center for Court Innovation

This fact sheet is meant to assist jurisdictions in planning effective compliance monitoring of domestic violence offenders.

Publications

Domestic Violence Court Self-Assessment: Revisiting Goals, Challenges and Progress

Domestic Violence Court Self-Assessment: Revisiting Goals, Challenges and Progress

For communities that have established a specialized domestic violence court, a self-assessment is an opportunity to revisit the goals and objectives identified as part of the initial planning process.

Publications

Domestic Violence in Rural Communities: Applying Key Principles of Domestic Violence Courts in Smaller Jurisdictions

Domestic Violence in Rural Communities: Applying Key Principles of Domestic Violence Courts in Smaller Jurisdictions

By Liberty Aldrich and Robyn Mazur

A discussion of how key principles from urban domestic violence courts are transferable to rural and suburban dockets.

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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