The City pledge of swifter justice for quality of life victims and mandaged help for offenders moved to brick and mortor Thursday with announcement of Community Justice Center (CJC) location set to open in July.
Newark officials will ask residents what services they would like to see as they launch an effort to make social services more available to defendants in municipal court. Instead of just holding trials and sentencing defendants for their crimes, the court will make an effort to address the underlying problems.
Scotland's first community court, based on a radical U.S. model that works by giving offenders education, drug programmes and reparation orders rather than prison, is being planned for Glasgow's east end.
The Red Hook Justice Center is much more than a courthouse, said Brooklyn Justice Alex Calabrese, who joined a panel discussion on Innovations in Design: Collaboration and the Problem-Solving Courthouse. The Red Hook courthouse also functions as a community resource center where court officers give after-school tutoring sessions and the Friends of Coffey Park, a volunteer group, meets to organize clean-up projects.