Research

Annual Reports

Annual Report: 2014

Annual Report: 2014

Highlights of the Center for Court Innovation's accomplishments in 2014.

Publications

The Role of the Judge in Specialized Problem-Solving Courts: Balancing Individualized Justice and Predictability

The Role of the Judge in Specialized Problem-Solving Courts: Balancing Individualized Justice and Predictability

By Michael Rempel

This book chapter by the Center for Court Innovation's research director summarizes the research demonstrating that the problem-solving judicial role directly contributes to reduced criminal behavior among program participants. The chapter also discusses individualized justice (assessing and responding to the needs of each defendant) and predictability (using standardized tools and generating clear expectations). Available in Offender Release and Supervision: The Role of Courts and the Use of Discretion, ed. Martine Herzog-Evans. Oisterwijk, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers. Click here for ordering information.

Audio

How Electronic Records Are Transforming The Justice System

How Electronic Records Are Transforming The Justice System

New York University Law School Professor James Jacobs, author of "The Eternal Criminal Record" (Harvard University Press), discusses the proliferation of electronic criminal records and the challenges they pose for a free society. (March 2015)

Articles

Poverty Justice Solutions

Initiated by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Poverty Justice Solutions is an effort to help low-income New Yorkers preserve their housing and prevent homelessness. The product of a unique public private partnership involving the Robin Hood Foundation, New York State Unified Court System, Center for Court Innovation, New York City Human Resources Administration, and civil legal service providers in New York City, Poverty Justice Solutions will seek to improve court outcomes by expanding the pool of attorneys available to represent low income New Yorkers in Housing Court.

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Video

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: Helping tackle the underlying causes of crime

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: Helping tackle the underlying causes of crime

This video was made by the Melbourne, Australia's Neighbourhood Justice Centre to explain how community courts helps solve local problems.  

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