NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2012--In an effort to improve the judicial response to 16 and 17 year old offenders, the Center for Court Innovation is helping the New York State Court System pilot the Adolescent Diversion Program.
By Richard Curtis, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman and Michele Sviridoff
Published by Harwood Academic Publishers, this book offers the original evaluation of the country's first community court, the Midtown Community Court,examining the court's impacts on local crime, public opinion and jail expeditures.
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Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman joins Capital Press Room on WCNY to discuss the New York court system's use of alternatives to incarceration to reduce the number of people behind bars in the state.
Officials in Yakima, Wash., have been working with the Center for Court Innovation to create a community court to link defendants to drug treatment, education, health care or other services that relate to their underlying problems.