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How Can Lawyers Help Address Poverty and Eviction? A Conversation with Law Professor Raymond Brescia

How Can Lawyers Help Address Poverty and Eviction? A Conversation with Law Professor Raymond Brescia

In this New Thinking podcast, Raymond H. Brescia, associate professor of Law at Albany Law School, speaks with Aubrey Fox and Robert V. Wolf of the Center for Court Innovation about the role lawyers can play in addressing poverty and eviction, why New York City has been dramatically expanding funding to provide lawyers to respondents in Housing Court, debt collection cases as the next great issue for public interest attorneys, and how a good lawyer is like a patronus from a Harry Potter book. 

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Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment

William R. Kelly, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses his new book, "Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment," and the costs of mass incarceration.

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'Peace Must Begin With Me': An Interview with Syracuse Peacemaker Carl Thomas

'Peace Must Begin With Me': An Interview with Syracuse Peacemaker Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas is a trained volunteer peacemaker with the Near Westside Peacemaking Project, an initiative of the Syracuse office of the Center for Court Innovation. Thomas sat down with Sarah Reckess, director of the Syracuse office, to talk about his interest in peacemaking, the challenges of the work, and how the community can begin to heal itself.

Sarah Reckess: Why were you interested in being part of the Near Westside Peacemaking Project?

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Using Evidence-Based Assessment To Create Problem-Solving Interventions

Using Evidence-Based Assessment To Create Problem-Solving Interventions

Center for Court Innovation Associate Director of Research Sarah Picard-Fritsche discusses the risk-need-responsivity model for working with offenders and the Center's efforts to create a brief screening tool for assessing the risks and needs of criminal defendants. (May 2015)

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The International Rule of Law Movement: David Marshall on the Need for Reform

The International Rule of Law Movement: David Marshall on the Need for Reform

David Marshall, editor of The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward, discusses the international rule of law as an industry--one that has been promoted as offering solutions in post-conflict and fragile states and that too often fails. Marshall discusses some of the reasons for these failures and outlines some alternative approaches to interventions in fragile states. (September 2014)

 

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Innovation Down Under: Director of New Centre Explains What Justice Innovation Looks Like In Australia

Innovation Down Under: Director of New Centre Explains What Justice Innovation Looks Like In Australia

Tania Sourdin, a professor of law and dispute resolution at Monash University in Melbourne, explains how the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, which she directs, supports reform through research and experimental projects. March 2013

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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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Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Changing Perceptions: A Conversation on Prostitution Diversion with Judge Fernando Camacho

Queens County (NY) Judge Fernando Camacho discusses why he created a prostitution diversion court that helps victims leave a life of prostitution by linking them to counseling and social services instead of sentencing them to jail time.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Reform: NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Others Reflect on the Center's Achievements

Celebrating 15 Years of Reform: NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Others Reflect on the Center's Achievements

The Center for Court Innovation celebrated its 15th anniversary on Oct. 4, 2011 at the Chelsea Art Museum with the help of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Center Director Greg Berman, and Mayoral Advisor John Feinblatt, who was the evening's honoree.

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Elder Abuse: Looking for Effective Responses

Elder Abuse: Looking for Effective Responses

Judge John Leventhal of the New York Appellate Division and attorney Jennifer White of Futures without Violence describe the misconceptions people have about the elderly as both victims and perpetrators of crime. This is one of three podcasts produced in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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Addressing Vacant Properties Through Prevention, Enforcement and Redevelopment (Podcast)

Addressing Vacant Properties Through Prevention, Enforcement and Redevelopment (Podcast)

Roxann Pais, an executive assistant city attorney in the Dallas City Attorney's Office, describes how prosecutors across the U.S. are responding to the crisis in foreclosed and vacant properties.

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Fighting Mortgage Fraud (Podcast)

Fighting Mortgage Fraud (Podcast)

Ann Fulmer, a lawyer and community activist, explains how mortgage fraud harms neighborhoods—including her own community outside Atlanta, Georgia—and what residents can do to stop it.

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Herb Sturz Sparks Innovation Behind the Scenes (Podcast)

Herb Sturz Sparks Innovation Behind the Scenes (Podcast)

Herb Sturz--the subject of a new book, A Kind of Genius, by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts--talks about innovation, the power of private-public collaborations, the founding of the Midtown Community Court, and his current work at the Open Society Institute.

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