In this collection of essays, Center for Court Innovation staff identify and address some of the most challenging questions faced by states as they seek to reform their court systems, moving beyond the implementation of specialized pilot projects.
This collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, analyzes the impact of a broad range of problem-solving initiatives launched in New York State and nationwide over the past decade.
An opinion piece describing the growth of problem-solving courts and calling for recognition of their potential to improve the public's confidence in the justice system. Published in Judicature, Vol. 86, No.4 (January-February 2003)
A look at the Midtown Community Court's responses in the 1990s to prostitution in Times Square and surrounding neighborhoods. This article appeared in the Volume 22/23 (2001) of the Justice System Journal. For information on more recently implemented strategies to address prostitution, see Prostitution Diversion Programs.
An overview of problem-solving courts, including community courts, drug treatment courts and domestic violence courts, in New York State. Published in the New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 72, No. 5 (June 2000)
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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.