In this article from the Winter 2014 issue of the Government, Law, and Policy Journal of the New York Bar Association, Greg Berman and Robert V. Wolf examine the wide range of alternative-to-incarceration initiatives being pioneered by the New York State courts.
A guide for justice planners seeking to adapt Native American peacemaking to a non-tribal setting. After providing an overview of peacemaking, the report outlines key issues jurisdictions will most likely want to consider during planning and implementation.
This report summarizes the discussion at a roundtable on peacemaking hosted by the Center for Court Innovation, with the support of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, as part of a planning process to create a pilot peacemaking program in the New York State court system.
This report, published by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, recommends actions prosecutors can take to harness science and new technologies more effectively and better understand the work of crime labs and forensic practitioners. Better knowledge of scientific principles and practices strengthens a prosecutor's ability to make communities safe by strengthening investigations, identifying the guilty, exonerating the innocent, and presenting solid cases in court.
The Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving is a comprehensive resource published by Sage in 2013. Read the "Community Prosecution" entry to learn about the strategy's components, history, and impact on community policing. To order the encyclopedia, visit the Sage site or the encyclopedia's order page.
Highlights from a roundtable discussion about engaging the public in justice programming. Questions addressed included: How do you define "community"? What are the goals of community engagement and how do programs engage communities and retain volunteers?
This monograph describes the current landscape of collaboration between state and tribal justice systems, detailing the history, barriers to effective cooperation, and promising recent developments in the field.
This report summarizes a discussion of reentry courts among policymakers, court practitioners, and parole and probation administrators. The conversation, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in June 2010, focuses on reentry courts’ achievements, challenges, and future prospects.