Problem-Solving Justice

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What Brought You to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Today?

What Brought You to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Today?

The Red Hook Community Justice Center serves as a hub for an array of unconventional programs. To some, the Justice Center is their classroom where they earned their High School Equivalency diploma; to others, it is where they resolved their conflicts with family members or neighbors. For still others, it is where they honed their leadership skills or where they were given the support and opportunity to get on the road to recovery.
 

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Meet the Judge Who Assigns Essays in Court

Meet the Judge Who Assigns Essays in Court

Newark Municipal Court Chief Judge Victoria Pratt discusses procedural justice and her work with Newark Community Solutions

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Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

Gavin Newsom: Community Justice 2014

In keynote remarks at Community Justice 2014, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom draws a parallel between community justice and internet innovations like Craig's List and Uber, praising them for their the bottom-up, customized approaches to doing business. 

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The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment.

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The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

The Short Answer: What's the Legacy of the Midtown Community Court and Problem-Solving Justice?

Timothy Murray, the executive director of the Pretrial Justice Institute and the principal architect and administrator of the nation’s first drug court (in Miami-Dade County, Fla.), provides a short answer to the question: What's the legacy of the Midtown Community Court and problem-solving justice?

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The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

The Short Answer: Why is the Midtown Community Court's Emphasis on 'Community' Important?

J.D. Noland, a community activist who has lived in the Midtown neighborhood since the founding of the Midtown Community Court in 1993, gives a short answer to the question: Why is the Midtown Community Court's emphasis on "community" important?

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Robin Hood Foundation Honors Red Hook Community Justice Judge Alex Calabrese

Robin Hood Foundation Honors Red Hook Community Justice Judge Alex Calabrese

This video was made by the Robin Hood Foundation to honor the Center for Court Innovation as one of four 2013 Robin Hood Heroes. To learn more, or see the Center's list of awards, click here.

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NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Speaks at Center's 15th Anniversary Benefit

NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Speaks at Center's 15th Anniversary Benefit

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg applauds the work of the Center for Court Innovation and its founding director John Feinblatt at the Center's 15th anniversary benefit.

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Transatlantic Learning: A Conversation about Community Courts

Transatlantic Learning: A Conversation about Community Courts

Russell F. Canan, an associate judge for the Superior Court of Washington D.C., participates in a conversation with Sheriff Alistair JM Duff, deputy director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland, about Washington D.C.'s approach to problem-solving justice. The chat was streamed live  as part of a Scottish judicial training coordinated by the Centre for Justice Innovation.

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The Short Answer: What Role Do Demonstration Projects Play in the Shaping of Public Policy?

The Short Answer: What Role Do Demonstration Projects Play in the Shaping of Public Policy?

Herb Sturz, senior fellow at the Open Society, provides a short answer to the question:  What role do demonstration projects play in the shaping of public policy?

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Why Procedural Justice Matters: Tom R. Tyler at Community Justice 2012

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Changing Lives: The Story of the Center for Court Innovation

Changing Lives: The Story of the Center for Court Innovation

This nine-minute video introduces viewers to the Center for Court Innovation. It includes remarks from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker as well as interviews with Center staff, clients and community members.

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Reclaiming the Streets, Healing the Community: The High Point Drug Market Initiative

Reclaiming the Streets, Healing the Community: The High Point Drug Market Initiative

The Drug Market Initiative, which was piloted in High Point, N.C., seeks to stop open air drug dealing. This 10-minute video explains how it works. The video was directed and produced by the Center for Court Innovation, with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Testing New Ideas: Evidence, Innovation and Community Courts

Testing New Ideas: Evidence, Innovation and Community Courts

This film produced by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Department of Justice tells the story of community justice, which seeks to reduce incarceration and strengthen public confidence in justice by transforming the relationship between justice agencies and the neighborhoods they serve. The film includes interviews with judges, lawyers, police officers and others from initiatives across the U.S., including the Midtown Community Court in New York, the South Dallas Community Court in Texas, and Newark Community Solutions in New Jersey.

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