A video profile of our Restorative Justice in Schools program, an effort to address racial and other disparities in New York City school suspension rates and improve relationships school-wide through the use of alternative responses to misbehavior and conflict.
Our director, Greg Berman, argues the fight to transform the American justice system will not be won "from the offices of our foundations, elected officials, or editorial boards." Along with macro reform ideas, look for micro changes in practice with far-reaching implications.
A profile of Project Reset—formerly a pilot project for teens, our point-of-arrest diversion program is expanding across Manhattan for all ages—and a report on our event with Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr. highlighting Project Reset's use of art programming as an alternative to criminal court.
Rather than going to court for one impulsive decision, Evelyn is going to college. A profile of Project Reset, our diversion program for low-level offenses expanding Manhattan-wide in partnership with the Manhattan District Attorney and the New York City Police Department.
Inspired by our Red Hook Community Justice Center, Ontario is preparing to implement three similar justice centers of its own with an eye on reducing recidivism and strengthening public trust in justice. We're honored to be assisting the province in its planning process.
New York Public Radio's Midday interviews Julian Adler, co-author with Greg Berman of Start Here, the new book laying out concrete, proven strategies for reducing incarceration and telling the stories of the people who benefit from them.