We seek to provide meaningful off-ramps at various stages of the criminal justice process in order to achieve better outcomes for arrestees.
The Center for Court Innovation tackles a variety of problems, using rigorous, collaborative planning and an emphasis on data to achieve tangible results.
Problem-solving justice seeks to go beyond processing cases to solve the problems that bring people to court.
We design and implement bail reform strategies to reduce the use of jail and increase the fairness of the justice system.
By using a combination of community-based treatment and rigorous monitoring, treatment courts reduce recidivism and the use of incarceration.
Arts can help build stronger, safer communities and serve as a bridge to employment, education, and therapeutic opportunities.
We are committed to engaging communities and harnessing the power of the justice system to address local problems and improve public safety.
We provide young people with meaningful alternatives to the formal justice system and engage youth voices to improve justice for all.
Restorative justice focuses on repairing harm and restoring relationships.
We help courts and communities respond creatively and effectively to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.
The Center for Court Innovation helps to plan and create off-ramps for justice-involved victims of human trafficking.
We help justice systems support children who have experienced violence and victimization.
Women and gender non-conforming people experience disproportionate levels of crime, greater rates of trauma, and have unique needs often unmet by the justice system.
Studies show that many defendants, victims, and witnesses have histories of trauma; striving to reduce that trauma is central to our work.
We seek to apply data science to the field of criminal justice, working with jurisdictions to improve their use of risk assessments, while promoting the ideals of transparency and fairness.
At the Center for Court Innovation, we are committed to bridging the worlds of research and practice and spreading programs that have been determined to be effective.
We encourage honest self-reflection and thoughtful risk-taking among criminal justice agencies, beginning with ourselves.
We are committed to harnessing the power of technology and data science to improve the work of criminal justice reform.
We work to improve access to justice, with a particular focus on ensuring that low-income individuals have the tools they need to solve problems.
Procedural justice seeks to ensure that the justice system treats everybody with dignity and respect.
The Center for Court Innovation helps tribal communities across the U.S. develop or enhance their justice systems.
We seek to document and address racial disparities in the justice system.
We have developed a range of programs to improve how the justice system works with parents and children.
Improving the employment prospects of people who have had contact with the justice system can reduce recidivism and strengthen communities.
Helping people released from jail or prison transition back into their communities and avoid future contact with the criminal justice system is crucial to building safer neighborhoods.