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Taking Responsibility: A Conversation on Restorative Justice and Youth

Taking Responsibility: A Conversation on Restorative Justice and Youth

Dr. Mara Schiff, an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, focuses her work on restorative justice, community justice, and juvenile justice. Here, she gives on overview of restorative practices and discusses why a restorative approach can be particularly valuable for youth. October 2012

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Beyond Fighting Crime, Police in a Minnesota Town Seek to Foster a Sense of Community

Beyond Fighting Crime, Police in a Minnesota Town Seek to Foster a Sense of Community

Under Chief Michael A. Davis, the police officers of Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, pursue community building.

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Officials Announce Funding for the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project

Officials Announce Funding for the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project

A multi-faceted partnership to lower violence in one of Brooklyn’s most beleaguered neighborhoods gets a major boost with the announcement of $599,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice. Among those speaking at a press conference to announce the grant are Denise E. O’Donnell, director of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch, and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. September 2012

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Improving Youth Programming: The Role of Research

Improving Youth Programming: The Role of Research

Angela Irvine, director of research in the Criminal Justice Division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, sat down for this podcast interview after participating in a research roundtable on youth courts that was sponsored by the Center for Court Innovation and the Lowenstein Family Foundation on July 18, 2012.  Irvine also discusses research into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender justice-involved youth.

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Parent Support Program Helps Repair Parent-Child Relationships

Parent Support Program Helps Repair Parent-Child Relationships

The graduation of seven fathers serves as a jumping off point for Liberty Aldrich, director of the Center for Court Innovation's family and domestic violence programming, to discuss the Kings County Parent Support Program, which links non-custodial parents with needed services to increase child support payments and maintain healthy parent-child relationships.

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Lacking U.S. Citizenship, Some Survivors of Domestic Violence Face Extra Challenges

Lacking U.S. Citizenship, Some Survivors of Domestic Violence Face Extra Challenges

Gail Pendleton, co-director of ASISTA, which advises and trains advocates and attorneys who work with immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, discusses some of the complex issues non-citizen survivors face. July 2012

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Can Batterers be Rehabilitated?

Can Batterers be Rehabilitated?

David Adams, co-founder and co-director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, discusses the inner workings, challenges, and potential benefits of group counseling for men who batter. (July 2012)

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'Each One's a Success When They Walk Through That Door': Creating and Sustaining a Tribal Peacemaking Program

'Each One's a Success When They Walk Through That Door': Creating and Sustaining a Tribal Peacemaking Program

Peacemaker Administrator Anna Francis-Jack discusses tribal history and how The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington State have launched and grown their peacemaking program. May 2012

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Peacemaking: How Native American Elders Use Tradition to Support Offender Reintegration

Peacemaking: How Native American Elders Use Tradition to Support Offender Reintegration

During a visit by the Tribal Justice Exchange to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington State, Robert V. Wolf talks with two elders--Matthew Dick Jr. and Darlene Wilder--and a client about peacemaking, a traditional Native American approach to resolving both criminal and civil issues. May 2012

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Why Procedural Justice Matters: Tom R. Tyler at Community Justice 2012

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The Importance of Place in Crime: David Weisburd at Community Justice 2012

The Importance of Place in Crime: David Weisburd at Community Justice 2012

David Weisburd, director of the Center for Evidence-based Crime Policy at George Mason University, explains the link between crime and location during his address at Community Justice 2012: the International Conference of Community Courts.

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The Architecture of Collaboration: A New Courthouse in Colorado has Cooperation in Mind

The Architecture of Collaboration: A New Courthouse in Colorado has Cooperation in Mind

A new building in Milliken, Colorado, houses a community court, police station and social services in an effort to foster collaboration among agencies and be more user-friendly for both the public and staff. Jim Burack, town administrator and chief of police, discusses the logic behind the building's design.

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Sustaining Community Courts: What Makes a Program Attractive to Potential Funders?

Sustaining Community Courts: What Makes a Program Attractive to Potential Funders?

Burke Fitzpatrick administers the Office of Justice Programs in South Carolina's Department of Public Safety, which distributes federal justice dollars to programs in the state. In this interview, he explains why he thinks problem-solving courts have been a good investment and what he looks for in a funding application.

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