Written by Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research, Start Here from the New Press offers a road map of concrete actions to reduce the number of people sent to jail and prison, highlighting key lessons from successful programs across the country.
In Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure (Rowman & Littlefield), Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox take a hard look at the challenges of reforming our criminal justice system. The reluctance of policymakers to talk openly about failure, the authors argue, has stunted the public conversation about crime in this country and stifled new ideas. It has also contributed to our inability to address such problems as chronic offending in low-income neighborhoods, an overreliance on incarceration, the misuse of pretrial detention, and the high rates of recidivism among parolees.
Originally published by The New Press, Good Courts has been re-issued by Quid Pro Books with a new introduction by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Good Courts is the first book to document the movement toward problem-solving justice. The authors offer case studies from the field; review the growing evidence that the problem-solving approach is effective; and tackle the principal criticisms that problem-solving reforms have generated.
A publication of the Center for Court Innovation and the New York State Unified Court System, Drug Courts: Personal Stories shares the accounts of the men and women who have turned their lives around by participating in New York’s drug courts—and the judges and case managers who help make this change happen.
In this collection of essays, Center for Court Innovation staff identify and address some of the most challenging questions faced by states as they seek to reform their court systems, moving beyond the implementation of specialized pilot projects.
This collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, analyzes the impact of a broad range of problem-solving initiatives launched in New York State and nationwide over the past decade.
Published by Harwood Academic Publishers, this book offers the original evaluation of the country's first community court, the Midtown Community Court,examining the court's impacts on local crime, public opinion and jail expeditures.