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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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Addressing Crime and Conflict in Baltimore through Community Conferencing

Addressing Crime and Conflict in Baltimore through Community Conferencing

Lauren Abramson explains how the Community Conferencing Center, which she founded and leads, provides communities with the structure and support they need to address certain crimes and conflicts on their own.

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Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics

Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics

What are the challenges facing the hundreds of thousands of people discharged from U.S. prison every year? What are the challenges facing their home communities, which are often poor and under-served? And how did we get here, with millions of Americans--a disproportionate share of whom are African-American--behind bars? New York University Law Professor Anthony C. Thompson tackles these questions in a presentation based on his new book, Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics.

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Shutting Drug Markets in High Point, North Carolina

Shutting Drug Markets in High Point, North Carolina

Gretta Bush and Bobby Davis of High Point Community Against Violence explain how the Drug Market Initiative--a program developed by David Kennedy of John Jay College of Criminal Justice--offers a sustainable and effective strategy for ending the violence associated with open-air drug markets.

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Drucker Award

Drucker Award

An 11 minute video about the Center for Court Innovation created in honor of the 2009 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

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