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Audio

David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

David Kennedy: Innovating New Approaches to Justice (Part II)

Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, shares some of what he's learned about new approaches to addressing gang violence and open-air drug dealing.

Publications

Building Support for Justice Initiatives: A Communications Toolkit

Building Support for Justice Initiatives: A Communications Toolkit

By Jimena Martinez

A manual to help justice practitioners communicate about their work with the public and key institutional stakeholders. Includes 10 key steps for effective communication, extensive links to on-line resources, and guides offering sample logos, brochures and flyers as well as practical tips for communication strategies like "Crafting a Core Message."

Articles

The Bronx Defenders Seek to Promote Holistic Defense

By Elvita Dominique

With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bronx Defenders launched the Center for Holistic Defense in 2010. The Center for Holistic Defense has issued its first "request for proposals" (or RFP), which will allow it to help three jurisdictions in the development of a holistic defense practice.

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Links

Center for Holistic Defense

In January 2010, the Bronx Defenders launched the Center for Holistic Defense in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Audio

Shutting Drug Markets in High Point, North Carolina

Shutting Drug Markets in High Point, North Carolina

Gretta Bush and Bobby Davis of High Point Community Against Violence explain how the Drug Market Initiative--a program developed by David Kennedy of John Jay College of Criminal Justice--offers a sustainable and effective strategy for ending the violence associated with open-air drug markets.

Video

Drucker Award

Drucker Award

An 11 minute video about the Center for Court Innovation created in honor of the 2009 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

Publications

First-year Law Students in the Courtroom

By Michelle Zeitler

This report presents a three-year evaluation of the Touro Law Center's Court Observation Program, which requires first-year law students to study and witness courtroom practice in both state and federal courthouses in Suffolk County, New York, with the goal of facilitating early practical exposure to the court system.

Publications

Avoiding Failures of Implementation: Lessons from Process Evaluations

Avoiding Failures of Implementation: Lessons from Process Evaluations

By Amanda Cissner and Donald J. Farole, Jr.

This paper examines failures that occur during the implementation of a new initiative, seeking to identify lessons that may help practitioners avoid future pitfalls.

Publications

Problem-Solving and the American Bench: A National Survey of Trial Court Judges

By Donald J. Farole, Jr.

This journal article presents an abridged version of the Center for Court Innovation's nationwide survey of more than 1,000 randomly selected trial court judges concerning their attitudes and practices with respect to problem-solving.

Interviews

Mary Kay Hudson, Problem-Solving Court Administrator, Indiana Judicial Center

Mary Kay Hudson, problem-solving court administrator for Indiana, discusses the challenges of coordinating problem-solving courts on a statewide basis.

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