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 the creation of a series of tools in support of these efforts, and in 2016 the Center for Court Innovation launched the 2016 Community Court Program in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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The Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Quinnipiac University School of Law, will host Justice Innovation in Times of Change: New Challenges, New Opportunities on September 30, 2016 at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
The one-day summit will provide an opportunity for practitioners both inside and outside the justice system—including policymakers, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officials, court administrators, police, clinical staff, and non-profit organizations—to learn about a range of topics relating to chronic lower-level offending. Sessions will cover best practices in procedural justice, risk and needs assessment, pretrial diversion, addiction and treatment, and alternative sentencing.
Learn more about the conference and register here.