Every two years, we bring together passionate people dedicated to innovations in community justice.
About the Conference
Community courts have been committed to harnessing the power of the justice system to address local problems and improve public safety for over 25 years. Contributing to a dynamic national dialogue about justice reform, the conference will explore topics such as effective practices to reduce recidivism; addressing challenges at the nexus of homelessness and justice system involvement; building effective community partnerships; incorporating restorative justice into court programs; lessons learned from planning community courts; effective justice system responses to substance use disorder; and the future of community justice.
Previous Community Justice Summits
Since 2010, the Center for Court Innovation and the Bureau of Justice Assistance have hosted biennial international conferences for community justice practitioners. For more information on previous summits:
- Community Justice 2020 (New York City | Virtual)
- Community Justice 2018 (Birmingham)
- Community Justice 2016 (Chicago)
- Community Justice 2014 (San Francisco)
- Community Justice 2012 (Washington, D.C.)
- Community Justice 2010 (Dallas)