Diversion

Interviews

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Tshaka Barrows, deputy director of the Burns Institute, discusses his organization's collaborative and community-centered approach to addressing and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. Barrows spoke with Robert V. Wolf, director of communications at the Center for Court Innovation, after participating in a panel on Race and Procedural Justice at Justice Innovations in Times of Change on Sept. 30, 2016.

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The Potential for Bias in Risk-Assessment Tools: A Conversation

The Potential for Bias in Risk-Assessment Tools: A Conversation

In this New Thinking podcast, Reuben J. Miller, assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, and his research collaborator Hazelette Crosby-Robinson discuss some of the criticisms that have been leveled against risk assessment tools. Those criticisms include placing too much emphasis on geography and criminal history, which can distort the actual risk for clients from neighborhoods that experience an above-average presence of policing and social services. "Geography is often a proxy for race," Miller says. Miller and Crosby-Robinson spoke with the Center for Court Innovation's Director of Communications Robert V. Wolf after they participated in a panel on the "The Risk-Needs-Responsivity Framework"  at Justice Innovation in Times of Change, a regional summit on Sept. 30, 2016 in North Haven, Conn.

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Letting Data Do The Talking: Magnus Lofstrom of the Public Policy Institute of California

Letting Data Do The Talking: Magnus Lofstrom of the Public Policy Institute of California

In this podcast recorded at the Courts, Community Engagement, and Innovative Practices in a Changing Landscape symposium held in Anaheim in December 2015, Magnus Lofstrom, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, discusses current research findings on two recent justice reforms in California and the importance of building policy on hard data.

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A New Measure of Success for Prosecutors: Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

A New Measure of Success for Prosecutors: Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

In this podcast recorded at the Courts, Community Engagement, and Innovative Practices in a Changing Landscape symposium held in Anaheim in December 2015, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer discusses his work in Los Angeles and his belief that prosecutors should be judged on their success keeping neighborhoods safe, ensuring community well-being, and building trust in the justice system.

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Q&A: Greg Berman

Q&A: Greg Berman

 This interview with Andrew Denney originally appeared in the New York Law Journal on October 23, 2015.

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A Policing Approach That Improves Health and Wellness of Youth

A Policing Approach That Improves Health and Wellness of Youth

This podcast is part of a series highlighting innovative approaches to reducing violence and improving health outcomes among at-risk minority youth at the nine demonstration sites of the Minority Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. One of these demonstrations sites is Policing Approach Through Health, Wellness and Youth (PATHWAY) in West Palm Beach, Fla., an initiative led by the City of West Palm Beach that seeks to promote healthy adolescent development, discourage harmful and violent behavior, and provide youth with opportunities for positive social involvement.

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Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Judge Joseph Gubbay explains how the Adolescent Diversion Program is expanding the justice system's options for dealing with 16- and 17-year-old defendants.

 

Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph  Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion  Program.Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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