Community Justice

Brooklyn District Attorney Sets Sights High for 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 4 January 2012

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on the Kings County District Attorney's goal to clean up Brownsville by instituting re-entry programs and eventually building a community courthouse.

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Interviews

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Yvonne Byrd, director of the Montpelier Community Justice Center, Karen Vastine, the community justice coordinator in Burlington, and Marc Wennberg, director of the St. Alban’s Community Justice Center, explain how volunteers help craft restorative responses to crime and conflict in Vermont.

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Brownsville Murder of Zurana Horton Highlights Need for a Renewed Fight Against Gun Crime

Daily News, 6 November 2011

An op-ed from the New York Daily News makes reference to the Center for Court Innovation's research in Brownsville and anti-violence work in Crown Heights through Save Our Streets Crown Heights.   

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Publications

Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States

Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States

What are the most important goals of statewide coordination? This fact sheet answers that question by outlining the experience of five states: California, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland and New York.

Audio

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Yvonne Byrd, director of the Montpelier Community Justice Center, Karen Vastine, the community justice coordinator in Burlington, and Marc Wennberg, director of the St. Alban’s Community Justice Center, explain how volunteers help craft restorative responses to crime and conflict in Vermont.

Interviews

Podcast: The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

Podcast: The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

T.J. Donovan, the state's attorney for Chittenden County, explains a new initiative in Burlington, Vermont, that mandates community restitution and participation in social services as alternatives to court or incarceration.

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Audio

The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

T.J. Donovan, the state's attorney for Chittenden County, explains a new initiative in Burlington, Vermont, that mandates community restitution and participation in social services as alternatives to court or incarceration.

Articles

Increasing Public Confidence: A Roundtable on Community Justice

Increasing Public Confidence: A Roundtable on Community Justice

In the summer of 2011, the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, invited community justice practitioners from across the U.S. to share ideas about their work.

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Articles

Seattle Community Court supplies creative solutions for high-impact, low-level crime

Seattle Community Court supplies creative solutions for high-impact, low-level crime

By Sarah Schweig

A crime is ruled de minimus if it is considered too small to be cause for concern. But when a crime is committed over and over, can it still be considered a trifle?

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