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.
The results of a community survey in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The survey, conducted in 2010, focuses on perceptions of neighborhood quality of life, youth issues, public safety, and criminal justice agencies.
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NECN News segment on a pretrial diversion program in Chittenden County, Vermont's most populous county. The U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice has decided to fund a research project examining the functions, costs, and results of the diversion program, which involves researchers from the Center for Court Innovation, the RAND Corporation, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and the Police Executive Research Forum.
A story from Boise State Public Radio on the Ada County Domestic Violence Court, a national domestic violence mentor court, interviews Katie Crank, senior manager of Domestic Violence Programs at the Center.
In TalkPoverty, Julian Adler, project director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, discusses reducing jail usage and outlines Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, a new set of responses to misdemeanor offending.