For 25 years, we have been committed to transforming justice. Your continued support means more community-created, community-led initiatives that put people first.
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 for Court Innovation is actively working with communities to co-create new approaches that reduce reliance on the legal system and build thriving neighborhoods.
Over the past 25 years, the Center’s work has safely reduced the use of incarceration in New York City to an historic low while prioritizing public safety. Working with tens of thousands of community members, leaders, and systems-actors across the United States, we center people—respecting and honoring the dignity and humanity of every individual we touch.
Changemakers in Action
In our 25th year, we featured 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.
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25 Ways to Transform Justice
Transforming justice takes big and small changes, and together, we can create a future where everyone lives in safe, healthy, and thriving communities free from violence. We are transforming justice by evaluating systems, improving how they impact individuals, and co-creating solutions with communities to ensure safety.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we put together 25 ways that you can transform justice.
You can take part: Join the campaign to transform justice right in our own communities!
The Future Depends on Community-Led Justice | Watch the Recording
We 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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