Community Prosecution

Interviews

Foundations Can Support Justice Reform, If You Know How to Ask: A Conversation with James Lewis

Foundations Can Support Justice Reform, If You Know How to Ask: A Conversation with James Lewis

Private foundations are an overlooked resource for innovative justice programs.  James H. Lewis, senior program officer and director of research and evaluation at the Chicago Community Trust, offers insight into how foundations make funding decisions and shares tips for attracting foundation investments in justice programs. The interview was conducted by the Center for Court Innovation's Director of Communications Robert V. Wolf at Community Justice 2016, where Lewis participated in a panel on "Funding Change."

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'An Obligation To Solve Problems in the Community': A Conversation With Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm

'An Obligation To Solve Problems in the Community': A Conversation With Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm

John Chisholm, district attorney of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, joins the New Thinking podcast to discuss community prosecution, diversion, and his work to reduce mass incarceration and racial inequities in the justice system.

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Los Angeles City Attorney Says Listening is Key to Developing Effective Community-Based Programming

Los Angeles City Attorney Says Listening is Key to Developing Effective Community-Based Programming

In this New Thinking podcast, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer discusses his plans for community-based solutions to problems like truancy, gun violence, and prison overcrowding. (July 2014)

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Evidence-based Practices, Reducing Unnecessary Incarceration are Priorities for Bureau of Justice Assistance

Evidence-based Practices, Reducing Unnecessary Incarceration are Priorities for Bureau of Justice Assistance

Denise O'Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, discusses the Bureau's strategic mission and holistic approach to justice reform. She also outlines the Bureau's new suite of Smart on Crime programs.

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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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Breaking the Cycle: A Canadian Province Explores an Integrated Approach to Addressing Offenders' Underlying Problems

Breaking the Cycle: A Canadian Province Explores an Integrated Approach to Addressing Offenders' Underlying Problems

Kurt Sandstrom, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Justice in Alberta, Canada discusses his province's efforts to break cycles of offending with integrated, evidence-based services.

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In Vancouver, Offenders Find Community Service is a Two-Way Street

In Vancouver, Offenders Find Community Service is a Two-Way Street

Crown Counsel Adam Dalrymple explains how the Downtown Vancouver Community Court uses community service assignments to match offenders with organizations that address their social service needs.

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Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Involved Communities Support Vermont's Restorative Justice Panels

Yvonne Byrd, director of the Montpelier Community Justice Center, Karen Vastine, the community justice coordinator in Burlington, and Marc Wennberg, director of the St. Alban’s Community Justice Center, explain how volunteers help craft restorative responses to crime and conflict in Vermont.

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Podcast: The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

Podcast: The Evolution of a Prosecutor: Early Intervention Improves Safety and Saves Money

T.J. Donovan, the state's attorney for Chittenden County, explains a new initiative in Burlington, Vermont, that mandates community restitution and participation in social services as alternatives to court or incarceration.

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With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk

With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk

 David M. Sargent of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence has taught thousands of law enforcement officers how to implement the Lethality Assessment Program, which uses a short survey to assess victims' risk of being killed and a simple protocol to encourage them to get help.

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Podcast: Solving and Preventing Homicides through Collaboration

Podcast: Solving and Preventing Homicides through Collaboration

Mallory O'Brien, a researcher at the Public Policy Institute at Duke University, describes how the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, which she helped found and now directs, brings together a range of law enforcement, public health and other partners to solve individual homicides and support crime prevention.

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Roxann Pais Cotroneo, City Attorney, Harlingen, Texas

Roxann Pais Cotroneo, City Attorney, Harlingen, Texas

Sarah Schweig of the Center for Court Innovation talked with Roxann Pais Cotroneo, the city attorney of Harlingen, Texas about efforts to launch a community court for youth offenders.

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Addressing Crime and Conflict in Inner-city Baltimore (Podcast)

Addressing Crime and Conflict in Inner-city Baltimore (Podcast)

Lauren Abramson explains how the Community Conferencing Center, which she founded and leads, provides communities with the structure and support they need to address certain crimes and conflicts on their own.

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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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Community Justice in Baltimore (Podcast)

Community Justice in Baltimore (Podcast)

University of Maryland Law Professor Terry Hickey discusses Baltimore's new Prostitution Court and other community justice initiatives.

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