Honoring Judge Alex Calabrese as a "fierce advocate for justice," John Jay College of Criminal Justice awarded the presiding judge of our Red Hook Community Justice Center an honorary degree alongside the class of 2019. Featured at the May commencement, this short film highlights Calabrese's transformational leadership in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and how an emphasis on healing can advance a more humane and effective justice system.
This report provides the results of a regular community survey intended to give voice to the concerns of the people who live and work in the Red Hook neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, the home of our Red Hook Community Justice Center. This 2016 survey measured citizen perceptions of neighborhood quality of life, public safety, and satisfaction with local criminal justice agencies.
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.
The late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson discusses the importance of restoring public trust and confidence in the justice system in his remarks at the 15th anniversary celebration of the Red Hook Community Justice Center.
The Red Hook Community Justice Center has become an international model of justice reform by implementing innovative strategies that have reduced the use of jail, lowered recidivism and strengthened public confidence in justice. This short film about the Justice Center produced by the Center for Court Innovation was selected as a 2016 finalist in the TV/Video category of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency's Media for A Just Society Awards.
This report describes the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of an initiative to improve signage at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The initiative sought to improve procedural justice at the Justice Center by making the courthouse easier to navigate and more welcoming.
This podcast covers the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, with highlights including speeches from New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, and honoree Stuart Gold, of Cravath, Swain, and Moore.
Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment. This video shares the experiences of those involved in an experiment at theRed Hook Community Justice Center to adapt peacemaking to a community in Brooklyn, N.Y. The video includes impressions from the Justice Center's presiding judge, volunteer peacemakers, and those who have resolved their conflicts through the program.