After a mass shooting occurred in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Brian Cunningham, director of our Neighbors in Action, discusses the anti-gun violence and therapeutic care work we do in New York City with Brian Lehrer on WNYC.
The Center's Dr. Elise White and Dr. Yasser Payne of University of Delaware recently received $1.6 million to study the social and cultural roots of gun violence in five U.S. cities. Dr. Payne speaks with Delaware Public Media about the goals and methodology of the three-year research project.
Newark Youth Court offers teenagers restorative justice for low-level cases, with real cases reviewed and real sentences decided by a judge and jury of their peers. NJTV News visits the courtroom to follow the progress of a case and hears from youth who want to pursue careers as prosecutors and community advocates.
Examining the debate over racial bias in risk assessment tools used in courtrooms, The Marshall Project features our study, 'Beyond the Algorithm,' which explores the use of the algorithm as one tool in a larger framework in support of a more fair and just system.
Center for Court Innovation director Greg Berman discusses 25 years of the Center's work with Dutch organization de Rechtspraak as we continue to "push, poke, and prod the justice system to be more effective and more humane." Interview available courtesy of de Rechtspraak. (See also video of Berman's candid Q & A with Center alum Chris Watler reflecting on his quarter-century tenure.)
Legislation like the recent New York State justicereforms is a powerful tool, but it's no magic bullet. As former New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and our director, Greg Berman, argue in Gotham Gazette, lasting change also requires the slow grind of transforming practice and culture.
NBC Nightly News visits Newark Youth Court, where young people serve as judge and jury for low-level cases involving their peers. Cases result in real sentences that foster accountability and provide young people the help needed to avoid further involvement in the justice system.
With significant reforms aimed at reducing the harms of the justice system passed in New York State, Adam Mansky, our director of criminal justice, outlines three of our programs already in place that also represent a positive vision of what justice can look like.
We all know what's wrong with the criminal justice system (fairness and humanity are often in short supply). Drawing from our work, our director, Greg Berman, describes some community-based solutions—like violence interruption, trauma-informed care for the justice-involved, and social workers rather than bail or detention pretrial—that are already making a difference.