In an effort to improve fairness, a Manhattan courthouse made physical improvements to the building itself and implemented changes in how judges and court officers interacted with visitors. The Crime Report highlights findings from our recent study that these efforts aren't enough on their own to change perceptions of the justice system.
A profile of the peacemaking program at our Red Hook Community Justice Center, where storytelling moves justice "towards reconciliation and rehabilitation." Sessions led by trained facilitators bring together everyone involved in a case, offering them a chance to apologize and a chance to forgive.
In a "Victory Over Violence" segment on News Channel 9, Syracuse reporter Jennifer Sanders talks with Leah Russell of our Near Westside Peacemaking Project about the community-based conflict resolution work in the neighborhood and a resident-led community impact team to empower residents to enact change.
Electronic monitoring is a vast umbrella of technologies and goals, our director of technology Shubha Bala explains in Law360, and in addition to regulation, there needs to be clarity about its expected outcomes.
In certain jurisdictions, domestic violence survivors can seek temporary restraining orders via video conferencing tools. The technology is become more widely available and can ease the first step of receiving services to "dramatically improve their ability to feel safe," according to our managing director and general counsel Liberty Aldrich.
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.