Community Justice

Painted on the Walls, the Stories of New York Communities

The New York Times, 30 August 2012

The New York Times profiles Groundswell, a group that makes public art in underserved neighborhoods, and a mural they helped create in partnership with the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

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Held Hostage in Brownsville: Residents Too Afraid to Leave their Homes Because of Gun Violence

NY Daily News, 31 July 2012

The New York Daily News spotlights Brownsville, Brooklyn and quotes James Brodick, project director of the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

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A Community Court Transforms a Neighborhood

Park Slope Civic Council, 13 July 2012

An article from the Park Slope Civic Council describes the Red Hook Community Justice Center's transformative role in Brooklyn.

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Chicago Police to Partner with Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire to Curb Shootings, 27 June 2012

This article from quotes Amy Ellenbogen of Save Our Streets Crown Heights, a program replicating CeaseFire in Brooklyn, New York.

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Minding the Elephant: Criminal Defense Practice in Community Courts

Minding the Elephant: Criminal Defense Practice in Community Courts

By Julian Adler and Brett Taylor

One of the enduring critiques of community courts is that they undermine the defense bar and erode due process protections. This essay in The Judges' Journal contends that community courts can actually enhance defense practice by providing opportunities for heightened advocacy and individualized case resolutions.


Giving the Community a Role in Corrections

Giving the Community a Role in Corrections

Derek Miodownik, restorative systems administrator for the Vermont Department of Corrections, talks about the state's innovative experiments in community and restorative justice, including Citizen Reparative Boards, which give panels of community members a role in working with misdemeanor offenders, and Circles of Support and Accountability, which link community members with parolees convicted of serious crimes.

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A New Community Court Dedicated to the Homeless at Bud Clark Commons Opened Friday

The Oregonian, 4 May 2012

The Oregonian covers the first session of the Bud Clark Commons Community Court, the first in the nation located in a homeless facility, and quotes the Center for Court Innovation's director of technical assistance, Julius Lang.

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The Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast with David Onek

Berkeley Law, 29 February 2012

Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman talks with the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice about community justice and criminal justice reform.

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