Representatives of eight cities discuss how they have adapted the community court model to their neighborhoods' unique needs. Published by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice (November 1998)
The executive summary of Part II of the original evaluation of the country's first community court--the Midtown Community Court. The second phase focused on impacts on recidivism rates for select sub-groups of defendants; examined impacts on jail costs after accounting for "secondary jail sentences"; explored other cost and benefit implications; and surveyed the opinions of community residents.
The executive summary of Part I of the original evaluation of the country's first community court--the Midtown Community Court. Includes a comprehensive description of the court and an analysis on the degree to which the court met each of its goals. The executive summary of Part II is available here.