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BK Live: New NYC Program for Mentally Ill Inmates

BK Live: New NYC Program for Mentally Ill Inmates

Carol Fisler, the Center for Court Innovation’s director of mental health court programs, participates in a panel on the show "BK Live" on Brooklyn Independent Media. discussing New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio’s Behavioral Health–Criminal Justice Task Force. A discussion of the importance of using risk assessment tools in judicial decision-making and supervision strategies starts at 8 minutes and 50 seconds.

 

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Smart Prosecution Practices: Seven Recommendations to Integrate Science and Justice

Smart Prosecution Practices: Seven Recommendations to Integrate Science and Justice

By Steven Jansen and Robert V. Wolf

This report, published by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, recommends actions prosecutors can take to harness science and new technologies more effectively and better understand the work of crime labs and forensic practitioners. Better knowledge of scientific principles and practices strengthens a prosecutor's ability to make communities safe by strengthening investigations, identifying the guilty, exonerating the innocent, and presenting solid cases in court.

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To Help Teens Experiencing Dating Violence, Meet Young People Where They're At

To Help Teens Experiencing Dating Violence, Meet Young People Where They're At

Some people mistakenly think that when teenagers experience intimate partner violence, it's less serious than when adults experience it, explains Andrew Sta. Ana,  supervising attorney of Day One, which seeks to end teen dating violence. "There's this idea, 'Oh, teen DV. That must mean domestic violence or intimate-partner violence 'lite'... I think that what's important to recognize about teen dating violence, particularly as it affects young women, is that [the age group of 18 to 24 has] the highest rates of dating violence" among any group, Sta. Ana says in this New Thinking podcast.

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The Parent Support Program: A Problem-Solving Court Approach to Child Support Enforcement

By Aaron Arnold

Originally appearing in Child Support Quarterly, this article details how the Parent Support Program draws upon the lessons learned in successful problem­-solving courts to address the underlying problems that lead to the failure to pay child support, such as chronic unemploy­ment and lack of training or education. 

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A Retrospective Analysis of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Three New York Counties

A Retrospective Analysis of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Three New York Counties

By Erin Farley

As part of a national effort to understand the factors that contribute to medical malpractice costs and to understand how the handling of malpractice cases might be improved in the civil justice system, the Center for Court Innovation examined medical malpractice cases in three New York City counties between 2002 and 2010. The findings indicated that an array of factors contribute to malpractice case outcomes in court. Injury severity had a particularly strong relationship both to case outcomes and the size of any resulting monetary award. A variety of court case processing factors, including the influence of the presiding judge over how the case unfolded, also significantly predicted outcomes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded the study.

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