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 Ric 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.
This fact sheet distills a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: assessment, treatment, deterrence, procedural justice, and collaboration.
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Youth Today reports on the findings of the Center for Court Innovation's research on youth involved in the sex trade, noting that policymakers should consider the diverse experiences of youth when deciding how to provide services.