Thousands of problem-solving courts are testing new approaches to difficult cases where social, human and legal problems intersect. In recent years, many in the field have sought to "go to scale" with problem-solving justice, testing key problem-solving principles outside of the specialized court context. The Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice funded ten demonstration projects around the U.S. in support of this effort.
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Courts, Community Engagement, and Innovative Practices in a Changing Landscape
Anaheim, California, December 4, 2015
The Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the California Judicial Council, hosted a regional symposium with practitioners both inside and outside the justice system that covered a range of issues including best practices in procedural justice, risk and needs assessment, drug and mental health treatment, pretrial diversion, community engagement, as well as criminal justice challenges unique to California today. Read more about it here.
Reinvesting in Justice: What Comes Next?
Dallas, Texas, November 12, 2015
The Center for Court Innovation, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the South Dallas Community Court, organized a summit that brought together practitioners both inside and outside the justice system to explore issues relating to chronic low-level offending. Read more about it here.
Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts
The Center for Court Innovation and the Bureau of Justice Assistance held a roundtable on statewide management of problem-solving courts. The roundtable featured judges, policymakers, and court administrators from a variety of states across the U.S.