Julian Adler is the director of policy and research at the Center for Court Innovation. He leads the Center's work on a range of national criminal justice reform initiatives, including the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge, and he oversees research, research-practice strategies, data analytics and applied research, and restorative practices. He is the co-author of Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration (The New Press, 2018) and "Empirical Means to Decarcerative Ends? Advancing the Science and Practice of Risk Assessment" (In Smart Decarceration, Oxford University Press, 2017). A New York State licensed clinical social worker and attorney, he was previously the director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, New York and the lead planner of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives. He was also a part of a small planning team that launched Newark Community Solutions in New Jersey.
- Up & Out: Toward an Evidence-Based Response to Misdemeanors
- Toward Misdemeanor Justice: Lessons from New York City
- Understanding Risk and Needs in Misdemeanor Populations
- The Criminal Court Assessment Tool: Development and Validation
- Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration
- Empirical Means to Decarcerative Ends?
- Race and Risk Assessment: Would We Know a Fair Tool If We Saw It?
- Demystifying Risk Assessment: Key Principles and Controversies
- Reducing Jail and Protecting Victims: A Roundtable on Pretrial Supervised Release
- Minding the Elephant: Criminal Defense Practice in Community Courts