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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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."