Trial and Error

Interviews

Dave Tevelin, State Justice Institute

Dave Tevelin, State Justice Institute

Dave Tevelin reflects on his experience developing the State Justice Institute (SJI), a federal funding entity for court systems. He describes the role SJI has played in guiding court reform and innovation since the late 1980’s.

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Cindy Chang, Immigration and Ethnic Communities Reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Cindy Chang, Immigration and Ethnic Communities Reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Cindy Chang discusses her award-winning series "Louisiana Incarcerated," written with a team of reporters during her time at New Orleans' The Times-Picayune. The Center for Court Innovation's Aubrey Fox caught up recently with Cindy, who is now working for the Los Angeles Times, to ask her about the experience of writing and researching the series and more generally about the ability of the media to educate the public on criminal justice.

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David O'Keefe, Head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit

David O'Keefe, Head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit

David O'Keefe, head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit discusses his unit, his background, and his goals, moving forward.

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John Stuart, State Public Defender of Minnesota

John Stuart, State Public Defender of Minnesota

In this interview, John Stuart, the state public defender of Minnesota, talks about leadership, collaboration, and innovation from the public defense perspective.

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Randall Shepard, Former Chief Judge, Indiana Supreme Court

Randall Shepard, Former Chief Judge, Indiana Supreme Court

­­In this interview, Randall Shepard, the former chief judge of the Indiana Supreme Court, discusses the role of the judiciary in spurring innovation in the court and system-wide.

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Jerry McElroy, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Agency

Jerry McElroy, executive director of the Criminal Justice Agency talks about running New York City’s pretrial services agency.

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Alex Busansky, President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Alex Busansky, President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Alex Busansky, president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, discusses his approach to leadership and innovation.

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Paul DeWolfe, Maryland Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Paul DeWolfe, Maryland Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Emily Gold of the Center for Court Innovation spoke with Paul DeWolfe on his transition into the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and the role that strategic planning has played in shaping his vision for the office.

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Chief Justice Herb Yazzie, Navajo Nation

Chief Justice Herb Yazzie, Navajo Nation

Emily Gold spoke with Herb Yazzie, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, about his thoughts on collaboration, defining success, and the personal and professional experiences that shaped him as a leader.

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A. Gail Prudenti, Chief Administrative Judge, New York State Unified Court System

A. Gail Prudenti, Chief Administrative Judge, New York State Unified Court System

New York State Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti talks about leadership transition, the value of mentors, and her greatest challenges as a leader.

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Vincent Schiraldi, Commissioner, New York City Department of Probation

Vincent Schiraldi, Commissioner, New York City Department of Probation

Emily Gold of the Center for Court Innovation spoke with Vincent Schiraldi, commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation, who shared his views on leadership, agency culture, and bringing along the next generation of criminal justice leaders.

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Changes 'That Don't Roll Back': Using Technology to Institutionalize Innovation

Changes 'That Don't Roll Back': Using Technology to Institutionalize Innovation

Kevin G. Kelly, deputy commissioner of NYC Business Customer Service in the New York City's Mayor Office, discusses how the city uses technology to improve efficiency and radically restructure how businesses interact with government.

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Hubert Williams, President, The Police Foundation

Hubert Williams, President, The Police Foundation

Hubert Williams, former police director of Newark, New Jersey, shares his first-hand observations of the evolution of the police profession, its leadership, and its growing ability to evaluate its work and develop public trust.

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Leonard Noisette, Director of the Criminal Justice Fund for U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute

Leonard Noisette, Director of the Criminal Justice Fund for U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute

Leonard Noisette talks about failure from both sides of the fence, having transitioned from running a public defender organization to now helping allocate funding to non-profits at the Open Society Institute.

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Will Prison Overcrowding in California Inspire Positive Change? (Podcast)

Will Prison Overcrowding in California Inspire Positive Change? (Podcast)

Joan Petersilia of Stanford University explains how California's correction system—once a national model—lost its way.

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