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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The Crime Report credits the Midtown Community Court with helping transforming Times Square and pioneering "a different approach to offenders that emphasized rehabilitation as much as law enforcement."