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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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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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Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

The National Drug Court Online Learning System at www.drugcourtline.org offers free training modules on a wide range of topics by national experts. In this podcast, Valerie Raine and Dennis Reilly, both of the Center for Court Innovation, explain how drug courts can use the system to educate new employees and keep their teams up to date on developments in the field. (August 2013)

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A View of Domestic Violence from the Judge's Bench

A View of Domestic Violence from the Judge's Bench

Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson of DeKalb County, Georgia discusses the lessons she has learned over the course of 21 years as an attorney and 13 years as a judge about working with victims of domestic violence and improving the justice system's response to intimate partner violence. July 2013

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Adolescent Diversion Program in NY: Researchers Discuss First-Year Impacts

Adolescent Diversion Program in NY: Researchers Discuss First-Year Impacts

Co-authors Michael Rempel and Suvi Hynynen Lambson discuss the findings of their study, The Adolescent Diversion Program: A First Year Evaluation of Alternatives to Conventional Case Processing for Defendants Ages 16 and 17 in New York. The study examines the Adolescent Diversion Program, finding that diverting youth to services does not increase recidivism rates and, in fact, reduces recidivism for high-risk participants.

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Family Court judges should consider the impact of violence on families when making decisions about child custody and visitation, according to Kristine Lizdas, a managing attorney at the Battered Women's Justice Project. In this podcast, Lizdas discusses the Justice Project's four-part model for helping judges make more informed decisions.

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After Rockefeller: Research Findings on the Statewide Impact of Judicial Diversion

After Rockefeller: Research Findings on the Statewide Impact of Judicial Diversion

Shannon M. Carey of NPC Research discusses the impact of the Rockefeller Drug Law Reform, which in 2009 eliminated New York's mandatory prison sentences for most felony drug offenders. According to a study she co-authored, court-ordered treatment enrollment after the reform was implemented in 2009 increased by 77 percent. Also, the study estimated that there would be a potential $2 of newly available resources after five years for every taxpayer dollar invested.

May 2013

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Welcome to Problem Solving: Kelly O'Neill Levy Embraces Her New Assignment as Presiding Judge of the Harlem Community Justice Center

Welcome to Problem Solving: Kelly O'Neill Levy Embraces Her New Assignment as Presiding Judge of the Harlem Community Justice Center

Acting Supreme Court Judge Kelly O'Neill Levy discusses her transition from Bronx Family Court to the Harlem Community Justice Center, where she applies problem-solving strategies to both family and housing cases. May 2013

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Studying Reentry: A Conversation about Research and Reentry Courts

Studying Reentry: A Conversation about Research and Reentry Courts

Christine H. Lindquist, a senior research sociologist at RTI International, talks about reentry courts, recidivism, and what she's learned so far from a multi-year study funded by the US Department of Justice. April 2013

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Innovation Down Under: Director of New Centre Explains What Justice Innovation Looks Like In Australia

Innovation Down Under: Director of New Centre Explains What Justice Innovation Looks Like In Australia

Tania Sourdin, a professor of law and dispute resolution at Monash University in Melbourne, explains how the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, which she directs, supports reform through research and experimental projects.

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Changes 'That Don't Roll Back': Using Technology to Institutionalize Innovation

Changes 'That Don't Roll Back': Using Technology to Institutionalize Innovation

Kevin G. Kelly, deputy commissioner of NYC Business Customer Service in the New York City Mayor's Office, discusses how the city uses technology to improve efficiency and radically restructure how businesses interact with government. January 2013

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Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence: A conversation on new research

Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence: A conversation on new research

Authors of new research about gun violence in Brooklyn, New York, Sarah Picard-Fritsche and Lenore Cerniglia discuss findings on Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights, an approach to gun violence prevention in the Crown Heights neighborhood. The new report, “Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence,” details a comprehensive impact and process evaluation of Save Our Streets, which is based on the Cure Violence model that treats outbreaks of violence like epidemics of disease.

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Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Judge Joseph Gubbay, who presides over one of nine pilot sites of the Adolescent Diversion Program, explains how the initiative is expanding the justice system's options for dealing with 16- and 17-year-old defendants, who are currently treated under New York law as adults, even for non-violent offenses.

Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph  Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion  Program.Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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Lessons from London: Improving Probation on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Lessons from London: Improving Probation on Both Sides of the Atlantic

While on a visit to observe practices in New York City, Heather Munro, the chief executive of the London Probation Trust, takes a break to discuss the challenges facing probation in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom and new initiatives, including experiments in England and Wales with high-intensity community sentence projects (which is also the subject of a monograph by Centre for Justice Innovation's director Phil Bowen). November 2012

Judge Joseph Gubbay welcomes observers, including Chief Executive Heather Munro of the London Probation Trust, into his courtroom in Brooklyn Criminal Court.Judge Joseph Gubbay welcomes observers, including Chief Executive Heather Munro of the London Probation Trust, into his courtroom in Brooklyn Criminal Court.

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