This study of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court compares participants in a neighborhood-based reentry program to similar parolees on traditional parole. Results indicate that the reentry court, which implemented a validated and reliable tool for assessing the risks and needs of individuals returning from prison, produced a 22% reduction in the reconviction rate and a 60% reduction in the felony reconviction rate over an 18-month follow-up period.
Acting Supreme Court Judge Kelly O'Neill Levy discusses her transition from Bronx Family Court to the Harlem Community Justice Center, where she applies problem-solving strategies to both family and housing cases. May 2013
The Reentry Court Tool Kit is designed to provide guidance to justice planners in developing or enhancing a reentry court through the use of evidence-based and research-informed practices. The tool kit is organized around topics, such as "Screening and Assessment" and "Engaging Family Members," that planners and practitioners often confront in their work.
The Harlem Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women. Project Manager Taí Alex explains how the initiative works, and participants Elijah Blount and Anthony Brown discuss what they've learned so far.
Dan Cipullo, director of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, discusses why and how the court expanded its community court approach from one neighborhood to cover the entire city.