Research

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 Drug Market Initiative pilot 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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Publications

Defending Childhood

Defending Childhood

In order to address the high prevalence of children’s exposure to violence, in 2010, eight sites around the country were selected by the U.S. Department of Justice for the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. This national initiative aims: 1) to prevent children’s exposure to violence; 2) to mitigate the negative impact of such exposure when it does occur; and 3) to develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence, both within and beyond the chosen pilot sites. The eight demonstration sites are:

Listen to an interview with Center for Court Innovation researchers

Listen to an Interview with the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative team

Listen to an Interview with the Grand Forks County Defending Childhood Initiative team

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Publications

Defending Childhood Demonstration Program

Defending Childhood Demonstration Program

In order to address the high prevalence of children’s exposure to violence, in 2010, eight sites around the country were selected by the U.S. Department of Justice for the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. This national initiative aims: 1) to prevent children’s exposure to violence; 2) to mitigate the negative impact of such exposure when it does occur; and 3) to develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence, both within and beyond the chosen pilot sites. The eight demonstration sites are:

Listen to an interview with the Researchers

Listen to an interview with the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative team

Listen to an Interview with members of the Grand Forks County Defending Childhood Initiative team

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Publications

Defining the Problem: Using Data to Plan a Community Justice Project

Defining the Problem: Using Data to Plan a Community Justice Project

By Robert V. Wolf

A look at how community justice initiatives across the county have used concrete data to define local problems.

Links

Delaware Department of Justice

Press release announcing attorney general's expansion of community prosecution throughout New Castle County

http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/media/releases/2008/commpros.pdf

Video

Denise O'Donnell: Community Justice 2012

Denise O'Donnell: Community Justice 2012

Denise O'Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice, offers closing remarks at the International Conference of Community Courts in Washington, D.C.

Video

Denise O'Donnell: Community Justice 2014

Denise O'Donnell: Community Justice 2014

Denise O'Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, delivers opening remarks on the first day of Community Justice 2014, an international summit on how to reduce crime and incarceration while improving public trust in justice.

Articles

Denver’s Community Justice Councils

Since launching its community prosecution program in 1996, the Denver District Attorney’s Office has been able to sustain a far-reaching program on a relatively tight budget. The key has been to leverage scarce resources both in and outside the office. Probably the most important way that the office has leveraged resources is by encouraging the community to play an active leadership role.

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