For a justice system to be truly just, it must be accessible to all individuals. However, litigants may face challenges when courts are not responsive to their cultural identities. For survivors of domestic violence, these challenges present additional barriers to accessing justice and obtaining fair outcomes. Watch Building a Culture of Justice and read the viewers' guide to learn how justice-system staff and stakeholders can serve litigant needs by implementing culturally-responsive practices in courts handling domestic violence cases.
The Red Hook Community Justice Center serves as a hub for an array of unconventional programs. This video highlights the unique and multi-faceted roles that the Justice Center plays in the lives of its community members. The common thread is that the Justice Center is changing lives every day.
In partnership with the New York City Police Department, the 2015-16 Youth Justice Board created this short video to increase understanding, cooperation, and trust between law enforcement and youth, and promote stronger police-community relationships.
Dannel P. Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, was the keynote speaker at Justice Innovations in Times of Change, a summit sponsored by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance in September 2016. The governor spoke about reforms under way in his state that have raised the age of criminal responsibility to 18, reduced the use of incarceration, and lowered crime to levels not seen since the 1960s.
Learn about ways state drug court coordinators can support local drug court programs in ensuring that they are good consumers of treatment services and promoting the use of best practices by treatment and related providers.
This panel, held at the Community Justice 2016 International Summit, takes a comprehensive look at risk and needs assessment tools. Moderated by Brett Taylor, senior advisor on problem-solving justice at the Center for Court Innovation, the panelists include Sarah Fritsche, associate director of research at the Center for Court Innovation, Leah Garabedian, senior program manager of the Justice Management Institute, and Mark Kammerer, supervisor of the Alternative Prosecution/Sentencing Unit at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, delves into the latest research on substance use, addiction, and treatment, at a plenary session at the 2016 Community Justice International Summit.
Elizabeth Glazer, director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, speaks about strategies for safely reducing the population of Rikers Island during a visit to the Center for Court Innovation.