Research

Publications

Enhancing Collaboration Between Domestic Violence Courts and Supervised Visitation Services

Enhancing Collaboration Between Domestic Violence Courts and Supervised Visitation Services

By Nida Abbasi, Kathryn Ford, Robyn Mazur and Liberty Aldrich

An addendum to the Center’s Creating a Domestic Violence Court planning toolkit, this document focuses on enhancing the collaboration between courts handling domestic violence cases and supervised visitation and exchange programs. Offering a comprehensive step-by-step process, the addendum advises court staff and stakeholders on creating an effective relationship with supervised visitation centers or improving an existing one.

Publications

Reducing Jail and Protecting Victims: A Roundtable on Pretrial Supervised Release

Reducing Jail and Protecting Victims: A Roundtable on Pretrial Supervised Release

By Julian Adler and Katie Crank

As part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative to reduce mass incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Court Innovation convened jail reduction and victim advocates for a facilitated roundtable discussion in January 2016. Roundtable participants grappled with strategies for inclusion of the voices of survivors of crime in implementing pretrial supervised release programs. This document highlights the far-reaching and complicated discussion.

Video

Promoting Evidence-Based Treatment in Drug Courts: Strategies for State Drug Court Coordinators

Promoting Evidence-Based Treatment in Drug Courts: Strategies for State Drug Court Coordinators

Learn about ways state drug court coordinators can support local drug court programs in ensuring that they are good consumers of treatment services and promoting the use of best practices by treatment and related providers.

Audio

Fairness, Procedural Justice, and Domestic Violence: A Conversation with Judge Jeffrey Kremers

Fairness, Procedural Justice, and Domestic Violence: A Conversation with Judge Jeffrey Kremers

In this New Thinking podcast, Judge Jeffrey Kremers of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court brings procedural justice to bear on domestic violence. Sharing his insights from the bench, Judge Kremers talks about the importance of procedural justice for both defendants and survivors as well as their families, and discusses strategies for addressing the unique challenges posed by domestic violence cases.

This product was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Publications

Fact Sheet: Sentencing Reform and Drug Courts

Fact Sheet: Sentencing Reform and Drug Courts

This fact sheet addresses the challenges and opportunities that arise from sentencing reform, outlining the ways in which technical assistance can help drug courts assess and respond to these changes.

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