This film produced by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Department of Justice tells the story of community justice, which seeks to reduce incarceration and strengthen public confidence in justice by transforming the relationship between justice agencies and the neighborhoods they serve. The film includes interviews with judges, lawyers, police officers and others from initiatives across the U.S., including the Midtown Community Court in New York, the South Dallas Community Court in Texas, and Newark Community Solutions in New Jersey.
An overview of Bronx Community Solutions, an experimental project that brings the problem-solving principles to over 40 courtrooms in a busy urban courthouse. This 8 minute video was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Meema Spadola.
Excerpts from the PBS documentary "Red Hook Justice." This video, by award-winning filmmaker Meema Spadola, offers a look into the workings of this innovative justice center. (Spanish version Translation by La Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas de la Organización de los Estados Americanos / Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States)
This short video is a companion to Drug Courts: Personal Stories, a book that features drug court graduates who, after many years of personal struggle and involvement in the criminal justice system, finally pulled their lives together.