For 25 years, we have been committed to transforming justice. Join us in 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.
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.
Add Your Voice
For our 25th anniversary, we want to hear from you. We'll listen to, learn from, and elevate your voice. If you had the power to change or restore one thing in your community, what would it be?
Add your voice, and your response will be incorporated into a collaborative art piece by Brooklyn-based artist Pablo Power, to be released October 2021.
This Just In: The Path to Safety and Justice
October 28, 2021 | 2 pm EST | via Zoom
Amid a spike in gun violence, rising homelessness, and regular headlines about inhumane conditions in jails, reformers and communities face new challenges every day. How can we support people-centered approaches that provide justice and safety for all?
Join the Center for Court Innovation’s Executive Director, Courtney Bryan, for a briefing on the state of justice reform and an update on the Center's work and live Q&A with Deron Johnston, Deputy Director of the Center's Community Development and Crime Prevention programs, who will highlight innovations in community-led movements that are paving the way for a just future.
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)
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.
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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