Research

Publications

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.

Publications

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.

Publications

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.

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 Benchbooks: A Guide To Court Intervention

Domestic Violence Benchbooks: A Guide To Court Intervention

For jurisdictions seeking to create or revise a domestic violence benchbook, this document reviews themes and best practices captured in similar guides around the country.

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.

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