New York City Commissioner of Probation Vincent N. Schiraldi, who previously ran the juvenile justice system in Washington D.C., describes his journey from gadfly to government insider and the reforms he's been implementing along the way.
ROBERT V. WOLF: This is Rob Wolf, director of communications for the Center for Court Innovation, and today I'm with Vinnie Schiraldi, who is the commissioner of the Department of Probation in New York City. <br><br> VINNIE SCHIRALDI: Good morning Rob. Thanks a lot for having me. <br><br> WOLF: So you've been on the job for 13 months or so
Court Administrator Susie Martin and Chief Probation Officer Lucinda Yellowhair explain how the Navajo Nation's pilot community court will draw on their culture's traditional restorative justice principles. Martin and Yellowhair discussed the Navajo initiative with Robert V. Wolf and Aaron Arnold of the Center for Court Innovation during a November visit by members of the planning team to the Red Hook Community Justice Center.
Professor David Kennedy, the director of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about new approaches to addressing gang violence and open-air drug dealing.
Lauren Abramson explains how the Community Conferencing Center, which she founded and leads, provides communities with the structure and support they need to address certain crimes and conflicts on their own.
What are the challenges facing the hundreds of thousands of people discharged from U.S. prison every year? What are the challenges facing their home communities, which are often poor and under-served? And how did we get here, with millions of Americans--a disproportionate share of whom are African-American--behind bars? New York University Law Professor Anthony C. Thompson tackles these questions in a presentation based on his new book, Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics.
Gretta Bush and Bobby Davis of High Point Community Against Violence explain how the Drug Market Initiative offers a sustainable and effective strategy for ending violence associated with open air drug markets.