We have long been committed to using data to tell us what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to our reform work. As our director, Greg Berman, explains in this profile of nonprofits' use of data from Crain's New York Business: "I reject the kind of pass-fail analysis where something is a massive success or total failure... If you dig into the data, there's always something you can learn."
From our partner court in Olympia, Washington, to our Midtown Community Court in Manhattan, US News & World Report profiles the many advances in community justice across the country, calling the Center for Court Innovation the "nonprofit engine of the community court movement."
As Scotland looks to reduce its use of incarceration and improve outcomes for the justice-involved, a report on the recent visit and testimony before Parliament of our director, Greg Berman, and the inspiration reformers there are taking from our Red Hook Community Justice Center.
Our book, Start Here: A Roadmap to Reducing Mass Incarceration, is one of six books nominated for this year's Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice, an award celebrating "the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all."
A check-in on supervised release—an important, and expanding, alternative to bail and pretrial detention in New York City—as the program reaches 10,000 participants. We operate the program in three of the city's five boroughs.
Can proactive policing continue to reduce crime while also limiting the disproportionate number of African Americans currently being arrested and jailed? Our director, Greg Berman, says yes: refine police tactics, engage communities, and invest in community crime prevention.