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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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What Can Law Enforcement Learn from Public Health?

What Can Law Enforcement Learn from Public Health?

Anthony Iton of the California Endowment talks about the public health approach to crime and safety problems.

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Testing New Ideas: Evidence, Innovation and Community Courts

Testing New Ideas: Evidence, Innovation and Community Courts

This film produced by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Department of Justice tells the story of community justice, which seeks to reduce incarceration and strengthen public confidence in justice by transforming the relationship between justice agencies and the neighborhoods they serve. The film includes interviews with judges, lawyers, police officers and others from initiatives across the U.S., including the Midtown Community Court in New York, the South Dallas Community Court in Texas, and Newark Community Solutions in New Jersey.

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What Victims Really Need: A Conversation with Author and Victim Advocate Susan Herman

What Victims Really Need: A Conversation with Author and Victim Advocate Susan Herman

Susan Herman, who served for seven years as the executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, talks about her book Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime.

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Problem-Solving Justice in Indian Country: The Navajo Nation Plans a Pilot Community Court

Problem-Solving Justice in Indian Country: The Navajo Nation Plans a Pilot Community Court

Court Administrator Susie Martin and Chief Probation Officer Lucinda Yellowhair explain how the Navajo Nation's pilot community court will draw on their culture's traditional restorative justice principles.

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Dallas Community Courts Make Cleaner, Safer Streets a Top Priority

Dallas Community Courts Make Cleaner, Safer Streets a Top Priority

Dianne Gibson, the manager of the community courts in Dallas, Texas, explains how the South Dallas Community Court uses a combination of partnership and problem-solving to link homeless with services while eliminating neighborhood eyesores.

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Failure: Public Policy’s Stepladder to Success

Failure: Public Policy’s Stepladder to Success

Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman speaks at an Urban Institute panel on the trial and error process in criminal justice.

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David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, shares some of what he's learned about new approaches to addressing gang violence and open-air drug dealing.

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David Kennedy: The Story behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I)

David Kennedy: The Story behind the Drug Market Initiative (Part I)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explains how the Boston Gun Project laid the groundwork for the Drug Market Initiative pilot in High Point, N.C.

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Red Hook Community Justice Center Marks its 10-Year Anniversary

Red Hook Community Justice Center Marks its 10-Year Anniversary

This podcast includes observations from the presiding judge, Alex Calabrese, and short interviews by Director of Communications Robert V. Wolf with the Brooklyn D.A.'s Chief Assistant District Attorney Anne Swern and Captain Kenneth Corey, commander of the 76th Precinct.

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Confronting Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Confronting Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Kristine Herman of the Center for Court Innovation spent three months in Afghanistan helping the attorney general establish the nation's first unit dedicated to prosecuting cases of violence against women. She spoke with the Center's Director of Communications Robert V. Wolf about her experience.

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Manhattan's New District Attorney Supports Reentry Initiatives

Manhattan's New District Attorney Supports Reentry Initiatives

District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., following his keynote address at a Harlem Parole Reentry Court graduation, answers questions about reentry, crime prevention, and community prosecution.

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