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Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

In keynote remarks at Community Justice 2014, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom draws a parallel between community justice and internet innovations like Craig's List and Uber, praising them for their the bottom-up, customized approaches to doing business. 

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Los Angeles City Attorney Says Listening is Key to Developing Effective Community-Based Programming

Los Angeles City Attorney Says Listening is Key to Developing Effective Community-Based Programming

In this New Thinking podcast, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer discusses his plans for community-based solutions to problems like truancy, gun violence, and prison overcrowding.

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Predictors of Program Compliance and Re-arrest in the Brooklyn Mental Health Court

Predictors of Program Compliance and Re-arrest in the Brooklyn Mental Health Court

By Warren A. Reich, Sarah Picard-Fritsche, Lenore Cerniglia and Josy Hahn

An examination of factors associated with program compliance and recidivism in the Brooklyn Mental Health Court, this report documents that prior criminal history and having a co-occurring substance disorder predict noncompliance, mental health court failure, and re-arrest. Felony offenders were not found to differ in their re-arrest rates when compared to misdemeanor offenders. These results support the practice of accepting more serious offenders as participants in mental health courts.

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Fact Sheet: Improving Justice for 16- and 17-Year-Olds in New York: Policy Recommendations

Fact Sheet: Improving Justice for 16- and 17-Year-Olds in New York: Policy Recommendations

This fact sheet summarizes The Criminal Justice Response to 16- and 17-Year-Old defendants in New York and offers recommendations to policymakers considering raising the age of criminal responsibility.

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The Criminal Justice Response to 16- and 17-Year-Old Defendants in New York

The Criminal Justice Response to 16- and 17-Year-Old Defendants in New York

By Warren A. Reich, Erin Farley, Michael Rempel and Suvi Hynynen Lambson

This report documents how the justice system currently handles 16- and 17-year-old defendants in New York State and presents an evaluation of the Adolescent Diversion Program, a pilot program that links these defendants to age-appropriate services in nine counties.

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