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A Community Court Takes Washington D.C.: Expanding the Model in the Nation's Capital

A Community Court Takes Washington D.C.: Expanding the Model in the Nation's Capital

Dan Cipullo, director of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, discusses why and how the court expanded its community court approach from one neighborhood to cover the entire city.

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 'Victims, Not Perpetrators': Ohio's Changing Actions To Change Habits Court

'Victims, Not Perpetrators': Ohio's Changing Actions To Change Habits Court

Judge Paul M. Herbert of the Changing Actions To Change Habits Court in Ohio's Franklin County Municipal Court explains how a problem-solving approach to prostitution treats offenders as victims, giving them the support and links to social services they need to escape a cycle of exploitation and abuse. 

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Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Queens County (NY) Judge Fernando Camacho discusses why he created a prostitution diversion court that helps victims leave a life of prostitution by linking them to counseling and social services instead of sentencing them to jail time.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Reform: NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Others Reflect on the Center's Achievements

Celebrating 15 Years of Reform: NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Others Reflect on the Center's Achievements

The Center for Court Innovation celebrated its 15th anniversary on Oct. 4, 2011 at the Chelsea Art Museum with the help of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Center Director Greg Berman, and Mayoral Advisor John Feinblatt, who was the evening's honoree.

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Changing Lives: The Story of the Center for Court Innovation

Changing Lives: The Story of the Center for Court Innovation

This nine-minute video introduces viewers to the Center for Court Innovation. It includes remarks from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker as well as interviews with Center staff, clients and community members.

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Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Yvonne Byrd, director of the Montpelier Community Justice Center, Karen Vastine, the community justice coordinator in Burlington, and Marc Wennberg, director of the St. Alban’s Community Justice Center, explain how volunteers help craft restorative responses to crime and conflict in Vermont.

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The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

T.J. Donovan, the state's attorney for Chittenden County, explains a new initiative in Burlington, Vermont, that mandates community restitution and participation in social services as alternatives to court or incarceration.

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Military Families: How Courts and Communities Can Offer Support

Military Families: How Courts and Communities Can Offer Support

Barbara Thompson, director of the Department of Defense's Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, discusses the impacts that prolonged deployment of a parent or sibling can have on children. This is one of three podcasts produced in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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Elder Abuse: Looking for Effective Responses

Elder Abuse: Looking for Effective Responses

Judge John Leventhal of the New York Appellate Division and attorney Jennifer White of Futures without Violence describe the misconceptions people have about the elderly as both victims and perpetrators of crime. This is one of three podcasts produced in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

 

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Tribal Courts and Families: Native American Sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act

Tribal Courts and Families: Native American Sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act

Theresa Pouley of the Tulalip Tribal Court, Michael Petoskey of the Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians, and William A. Thorne Jr., a Pomo/Coast Miwok Indian appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals, discuss the  advantages of transferring child welfare cases from state to tribal jurisdiction. This is one of three podcasts produced in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

A Community Process: Strategies to Improve the Response to Domestic Violence

Jim Henderson, a trainer and lecturer on domestic violence, discusses probation group conferencing, motivational interview techniques, and the importance of community collaboration.

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Privileged Work: A Conversation about Victim Advocacy

Privileged Work: A Conversation about Victim Advocacy

Robyn Wiktorski-Reynolds, the advocate program coordinator for Crisis Services in Buffalo, New York, has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault for 12 years. Here she discusses the collaborative nature of victim advocacy work.

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With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk

With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk

David M. Sargent of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence has taught thousands of law enforcement officers how to implement the Lethality Assessment Program, which uses a short survey to assess victims' risk of being killed and a simple protocol to encourage them to get help.

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An Outsider's Perspective on an Inside Job

An Outsider's Perspective on an Inside Job

New York City Commissioner of Probation Vincent N. Schiraldi, who previously ran the juvenile justice system in Washington D.C., describes his journey from gadfly to government insider and the reforms he's been implementing along the way.

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Solving and Preventing Homicides through Collaboration

Solving and Preventing Homicides through Collaboration

Mallory O'Brien, a researcher at the Public Policy Institute at Duke University, describes how the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission brings together law enforcement and public health to solve individual homicides.

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