For 25 years, we have been committed to transforming justice. Investing in the Innovation Fund will build community-created, community-led initiatives that put people first.
For 25 years, the Center for Court Innovation has been committed to transformative change. A fair and humane approach to justice centers the needs of the people that we serve, and recognizes each individual as worthy of dignity and respect. The Center is actively working with communities to co-create new approaches that reduce reliance on the legal system and build thriving neighborhoods.
Last year was pivotal for racial justice, and the eyes of the world remain on the justice system. The system has failed to provide full and equal justice for all.
Your voice co-creates change, limits reliance on traditional systems, and builds thriving communities. Putting people first means creating community-driven solutions to shrink the system and transform justice together.
Changemakers in Action
In our 25th year, we will feature 25 changemakers—the connectors, thinkers, and doers at the Center for Court Innovation—who are transforming justice together. Visit our Changemakers in Action page for the latest videos and articles about our amazing staff.
The Future Depends on Community-Led Justice
Full recording now available here.
To kick-off the Center’s 25th anniversary, we heard from leaders who are working side-by-side with communities to redefine justice.
Opening Remarks: Cory Booker, U.S. Senator, New Jersey
Speakers: Courtney Bryan (Center for Court Innovation), Rasmia Kirmani-Frye (Big Urban Problem Solving Consulting and Center for Court Innovation Advisory Board), Erica Ford (LIFE Camp, Inc.), Alex M. Johnson (The California Wellness Foundation), Eric Gonzalez (Brooklyn District Attorney), and Erica Mateo (Color of Change)
How Can I Get Involved?
The Innovation Fund will build community-created, community-led initiatives that put people first and emphasize restorative healing and holistic services over punishment.
The world is at an inflection point. With the ongoing racial justice reckoning and new leadership at all levels of government, bold action is possible. These initiatives will take the system to a new place—one that is anti-racist, equitable, and fair:
Alternatives to policing like crisis response
- Community First—our newly launched initiative in Times Square, New York City, which aims to replace law enforcement with outreach workers as a first response to homelessness and mental health crises.
- Violence Interrupters—trusted members of the communities they serve and often have their own lived experience with violence, engage community members to resolve conflicts and address trauma.
- Neighborhood Safety Initiatives—work with residents in community organizing, human-centered design, and improving public spaces to increase wellbeing.
Your support for the Center for Court Innovation puts humanity at the forefront of justice. We can transform justice together.
The Center for Court Innovation's work to build longstanding change would not be possible without the strong partnerships. To support the Innovation Fund, contact Dipal Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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