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Safer Tomorrows: The Grand Forks Defending Childhood Initiative

Safer Tomorrows: The Grand Forks Defending Childhood Initiative

In this podcast, Kari Kerr and Kristi Hall-Jiran talk about Safer TomorrowsGrand Forks, North Dakota's Defending Childhood Initiative.

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The Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative

The Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative

Jill Smialek and Dr. Jeff Kretschmar discuss the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initative, which  seeks to address violence against children in one of the country's most violent areas - Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Their unique approach includes the creation of an integrated, county-wide screening, assessment, and service system for children ages 0-18 who have experienced violence and trauma.

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The Defending Childhood Demonstration Project

The Defending Childhood Demonstration Project

In this podcast, Center for Court Innovation researchers Rachel Swaner, Lama Ayoub, and Elise Jensen discuss their National Institute of Justice funded report on the United States Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. The program, which began in 2010, funded eight pilot sites across the country to address children's exposure to violence. The Center produced a series of reports on six of the eight sites, as well as a report that condenses lessons learned across the sites. 


 

 

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Supervised Visitation: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Unique Approach

Supervised Visitation: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Unique Approach

Katheryn Lotsos and Stephen Forrester from the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children discuss their organization’s approach to supervised visitation. Supervised visitation is frequently required by courts in child welfare or domestic violence cases and allows children to meet with non-custodial parents in a secure and controlled environment. The Society's therapeutic model includes safety planning, parent education classes, special training for the professionals supervising the visits, and close collaboration with the courts.

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Bronx Community Solutions: Speeches from the 10th Anniversary

Bronx Community Solutions: Speeches from the 10th Anniversary

This video offers excerpts of speeches from the 10th anniversary celebration of Bronx Community Solutions on April 21, 2015 in the ceremonial courtroom at Bronx Supreme Court. Speakers included Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, and Maria Almonte-Weston and Ramon Semorile from Bronx Community Solutions.

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Bronx Community Solutions: An Introduction

Bronx Community Solutions: An Introduction

Bronx Community Solutions seeks to re-engineer the response to low-level crime in the Bronx, New York. By providing judges with additional sentencing options for non-violent offenders, Bronx Community Solutions reduces the reliance on short-term jail sentences and offers defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct. This video was produced in 2015 to celebrate Bronx Community Solutions' 10th anniversary.

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Using Evidence-Based Assessment To Create Problem-Solving Interventions

Using Evidence-Based Assessment To Create Problem-Solving Interventions

Center for Court Innovation Associate Director of Research Sarah Picard-Fritsche discusses the risk-need-responsivity model for working with offenders and the Center's Misdemeanor Assessment Project, which is bringing jurisdictions a screening tool for creating a profile of their misdemeanor offender population. (May 2015)

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Babies in the Child Welfare System to Get More Help in the Bronx, Along with Their Families

Babies in the Child Welfare System to Get More Help in the Bronx, Along with Their Families

Dr. Susan Chinitz, a psychologist with specialties in the areas of infant mental health and developmental disabilities in infancy and early childhood, and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, discusses the new Bronx Infant Court, which will enhance the capacity of Family Court to bring positive changes to court-involved babies and their families. (April 2015)

 

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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)

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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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New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman: A Conversation at the Center for Court Innovation

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman: A Conversation at the Center for Court Innovation

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman visited the Center for Court Innovation in January 2015 for a one-on-one conversation with Greg Berman. Among many subjects, they talked about Lippman’s judicial philosophy, his long-standing interest in judicial reform, and what he’ll miss most about the job when he retires at the end of the year. This video offers highlights from that conversation. A longer edited transcript of the conversation is also available.

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Understanding Youth Violence: A Conversation with Dr. Joel Fein

Understanding Youth Violence: A Conversation with Dr. Joel Fein

At the kick-off summit for the Minority Youth Violence Prevention initiative, Dr. Joel Fein, a pediatrician and emergency medicine physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses youth relationships with authority, family dynamics, and how trauma and stress affect the developing brain. (February 2015)

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Hospital Seeks to Halt Violence Among Minority Youth

Hospital Seeks to Halt Violence Among Minority Youth

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, New York is working with community partners to develop a restorative, strength-based program that will divert high-risk youth from gang involvement as well as violent behavior. At the kick-off summit for the Minority Youth Violence Prevention initiative, Nancy Frank and Ralphalla Richardson discuss how they became interested in partnering with police to help stop the cycle of harm in some of Binghamton’s struggling neighborhoods.

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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.

 

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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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