We've worked alongside communities in 42 states over the past year to change culture and practice in the justice system.
Every day, communities across the country are working to build a justice system that is both effective and fair for all. It’s about changing culture and practice, and we are working beside them—in 42 states in the past year alone.
Here is a sample of this work:
- In cities across the country, we are supporting the planning of community courts, which work to devise new responses to lower-level crime and to address persistent local challenges like homelessness.
- We are addressing the disproportionate detention of Native Americans by helping to implement the country’s first tribal-state supervised release program. In partnership with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and local courts, the program is allowing more Native American defendants to await their trial in the community, not jail, and receive culturally-relevant support services.
- In Connecticut, we are reducing the harmful impacts of incarceration by diverting more defendants into community-based programming.
- Across the country, we are working with experts in medicine, substance use treatment, and problem-solving courts to help courts respond to the opioid crisis.
At the Center for Court Innovation, we are doers and experimenters. Over the past two decades, we have launched dozens of justice reforms here in New York. We have used this hands-on experience to help thousands of reformers start their own initiatives across the country and around the world. We are happy to share what we have learned, often at no cost. Find out how we can help you.
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