Problem-Solving Justice

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Alberta, Canada's "Integrated Justice Service Project: Implementing Problem-Solving Justice"

This report provides policy and decision-makers a framework for delivering effective treatment and support services to offenders in order to reduce recidivism. Specifically, the report offers a vision for one or more "Integrated Justice Services Projects" in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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American Criminal Law Review

Published by the students of the Georgetown University Law Center, the American Criminal Law Review provides timely treatment of significant developments in constitutional and criminal law through articles contributed by leading scholars and practitioners, and through notes authored by the journal's student staff. Several recent articles and commentaries have focused on problem-solving courts.

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/journals/aclr/

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American Society of Criminology

The American Society of Criminology is the professional society serving criminologists throughout North America. The web site includes updated professional information as well as paper abstracts from past annual meetings.

http://www.asc41.com

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Australia's "Problem-Solving Approaches to Support Justice"

Melbourne, Australia's Neighbourhood Justice Centre and the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation have collaborated to produce a package of
short online training videos with supplemental written materials to support the adopotion of problem-solving interventions, strategies and skills in
mainstream court settings.

http://www.civiljustice.info/njc/

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British Columbia, Canada: Specialized Courts Strategy

This strategy for specialized courts in the province of British Columbia establishes a structured approach for current and future problem-solving courts.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/about-bc-justice-system/justice-reform-initiatives/specialized-courts-strategy.pdf

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Bronx Community Solutions Blog

Changing the Court is a chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/

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Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. BJA's mission is to support law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/

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California Administrative Office of the Courts

In January 2000, Chief Justice Ronald M. George appointed the Collaborative Justice Courts Advisory Committee to explore the effectiveness of such courts and advise the Judicial Council about the role of these courts in addressing complex social issues and problems that make their way to the trial courts. This site documents those efforts.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/collabjusticecomm.htm

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Canada's National Judicial Institute: Judging for the 21st Century: A Problem-Solving Approach

This handbook provides judges with an introduction to therapeutic jurisprudence principles and practices, and with some practical suggestions and guidelines on how to incorporate those principles and practices into their courtrooms.

http://www.joasa.org.za/aricles/Judgingfor21scenturyDe.pdfuryDe.pdf

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Canada's National Judicial Institute: Problem-Solving Courts as Agents of Change

A discussion of the problem-solving justice movement in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

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Center for Holistic Defense

In January 2010, the Bronx Defenders launched the Center for Holistic Defense in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

http://ncja.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=19364&ptid=55&brandid=3...

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Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

A website containing readily accessible information about ways in which specific crime and disorder problems can be specifically addressed.

http://www.popcenter.org/

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Columbia Law School Proseminar: Crime, Community and Law

This course addressed a range of topics such as therapeutic justice, new forms of lawyering that have emerged in these courts, and the balance among procedural rights, defendants' therapeutic needs, and public safety considerations.

http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/crime/proseminars/proseminar_2#rtregi...

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Five Reasons Why Judges Should Become More Involved in Establishing, Leading, and Participating on Collaborative, Policy-Focused Teams

This paper, published by the Center for Effective Public Policy, outlines five principal reasons why judicial leadership is critical to the successful investigation and resolution of complex issues.

https://www.wicourts.gov/courts/programs/docs/judgerolereport.pdf

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