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Teenagers Learn about the Law as They Grapple with Cases of Bias & Bullying

Teenagers Learn about the Law as They Grapple with Cases of Bias & Bullying

The Stopping Hate and Delinquency by Empowering Students (SHADES) program is a teen court focusing on bullying and bias incidents. The program is run as a partnership of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Probation, and the Museum of Tolerance. In this episode of New Thinking, David S. Wesley, presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and Camilo Cruz, director of community relations for the Los Angeles Superior Court, discuss the growth of the city's teen court program and unique features of the SHADES program.

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Fundamentals of Procedural Fairness

Fundamentals of Procedural Fairness

Professor Tom Tyler of Yale Law School and Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers from Milwaukee introduce the concept of procedural justice and its underlying research. They discuss how improved perceptions of fairness can yield significant benefits for judges, court staff, and the court system generally, including improved compliance with court orders, reduced recidivism, and improved public trust in justice.

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Innovation on the Last Frontier: A Conversation about the Anchorage Mental Health Court

Innovation on the Last Frontier: A Conversation about the Anchorage Mental Health Court

Judge Stephanie L. Rhoades, who helped found and has presided over the Anchorage Mental Health Court since 1998, and Kathi R. Trawver, associate professor of the School of Social Work at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, discuss the court's origins, accomplishments and lessons. They co-authored "Homesteading a Pioneering Mental Health Court: A Judicial Perspective from the Last Frontier" for American Behavioral Scientist.

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The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

Timothy Murray, the executive director of the Pretrial Justice Institute and the principal architect and administrator of the nation’s first drug court (in Miami-Dade County, Fla.), provides a short answer to the question: What's the legacy of the Midtown Community Court and problem-solving justice?

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The Short Answer: What Was Your Impression of the Midtown Community Court When You First Heard about the Concept?

The Short Answer: What Was Your Impression of the Midtown Community Court When You First Heard about the Concept?

Judy Harris Kluger, the first judge to preside over the Midtown Community Court, gives a short answer to the question: What was your impression of the Midtown Community Court when you first heard about the concept?

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The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

J.D. Noland, a community activist who has lived in the Midtown neighborhood since the founding of the Midtown Community Court in 1993, gives a short answer to the question: Why is the Midtown Community Court's emphasis on "community" important?

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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

QUEST Futures is a juvenile mental health initiative that seeks to establish a comprehensive, coordinated response to youth with mental illness involved in the juvenile justice system in Queens, New York. Here, researcher Josephine Hahn discusses the findings of an impact evaluation of the program. (February 2014)

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Youth Truancy Project

Youth Truancy Project

By Members of the Youth Justice Board

This video, created by the Youth Justice Board with support from the Mayor’s Interagency Taskforce on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement, features members of the Youth Justice Board and the Greenpoint Youth Court. These students share the reasons that they go to school every day, and why they think going to school is important.

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Rapid Response is a Priority for Domestic Violence Court in Boise, Idaho

Rapid Response is a Priority for Domestic Violence Court in Boise, Idaho

Judges Carolyn Minder and James Cawthon preside over the Ada County Domestic Violence Court in Boise, Idaho. The court is one of three domestic violence courts in the U.S. selected by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to serve as a mentor court, helping other courts develop more effective responses to domestic violence. In this episode of New Thinking, the judges explain how they divide their duties, work closely with the community, and promote rapid disposition of cases.

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The Harlem Justice Corps Combines Education with Community Service for Justice-Involved Young People

The Harlem Justice Corps Combines Education with Community Service for Justice-Involved Young People

The Harlem Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women. Project Manager Taí Alex explains how the initiative works, and participants Elijah Blount and Anthony Brown discuss what they've learned so far.

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Community Court in Brooklyn Lowers Recidivism, Researchers Find

Community Court in Brooklyn Lowers Recidivism, Researchers Find

Cynthia G. Lee and David B. Rottman, researchers from the National Center for State Courts, discuss some of the key findings in their new report, A Community Court Grows in Brooklyn: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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Midtown Community Court Celebrates 20 Years of Problem-Solving Justice

Midtown Community Court Celebrates 20 Years of Problem-Solving Justice

The Center for Court Innovation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Midtown Community Court with speeches by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman, and others.

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Justice That Works: The Midtown Community Court

Justice That Works: The Midtown Community Court

The Midtown Community Court is a public/private partnership created in 1993 to apply innovative responses to quality-of-life offenses in and around Times Square. This video shows how the first community court in the country continues to adapt and thrive.

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Information Technology & Social Services: Tracking Clients, Treatment, and Compliance

Information Technology & Social Services: Tracking Clients, Treatment, and Compliance

Andree Mattix, director of social services at Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, discusses how a customized technology application helps her staff track data and clients in the D.A.'s diversion, victim-witness, and domestic violence programs.

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Addressing Domestic Violence in Guam: a Judge's Perspective

Addressing Domestic Violence in Guam: a Judge's Perspective

Judge Michael Bordallo of the Family Violence Court in Guam discusses his specialized court, including challenges and opportunities faced by the court and stakeholders. The judge also offers a unique perspective on responding to domestic violence in an island community.

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