James Brodick is the Center for Court Innovation’s director of community development and crime prevention. James leads the Center's work on a range of community development and crime-prevention initiatives in New York City, including the Brownsville Community Justice Center, Harlem Community Justice Center, Queens Youth Justice Center, Neighbors in Action, Cure Violence (South Bronx, Crown Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant), and the Mayor’s Office Neighborhood Safety Initiatives. James leads a team of senior staff members to define a vision for the Center’s involvement in community-based crime prevention and to ensure its work remains at the cutting-edge of the field. James is also responsible for implementing a range of data-driven methods to measure the effectiveness of our crime-prevention work. Since joining the Center in 1998, James has held numerous leadership roles including director of NYC Community Courts, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and NYC Community Cleanup, and he was the lead planner and inaugural director of the Brownsville Community Justice Center. James is a graduate of Saint John's University and is a New York State certified mediator.