Research

Publications

Estudio diagnóstico del Tribunal de Tratamiento de Adicciones de Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México: Observaciones y Recomendaciones (Translation into Spanish, English version separately available)

Estudio diagnóstico del Tribunal de Tratamiento de Adicciones de Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México: Observaciones y Recomendaciones (Translation into Spanish, English version separately available)

By Michael Rempel, Joseph Spadafore, Suvi Hynynen Lambson, Valerie Raine and Antonio Lomba Maurandi

With funding from the U.S.  State Department, the Center for Court Innovation along with the Inter-American Commission for Drug-Abuse Control of the Organization of American States completed a diagnostic study of the Addiction Treatment Court in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, the first program of its kind in Mexico. English version separately available here

Articles

Gentrifying Brownsville: Changes in Brooklyn ’hood Come from Within

Gentrifying Brownsville: Changes in Brooklyn ’hood Come from Within

Al Jazeera America reports on the evolution of Brownsville, Brooklyn, highlighting the Brownsville Community Justice Center's Belmont Revitalization Project

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Publications

The National Institute of Justice’s Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2

The National Institute of Justice’s Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2

By Christine H. Lindquist, Lama Hassoun Ayoub, Debbie Dawes, Paige M. Harrison, Anna M. Malsch, Jennifer Hardison Walters, Michael Rempel and Shannon M. Carey

This report provides process evaluation findings from eight reentry courts. The report concluded that organizational partnerships were critical to the success of the reentry courts and identified several common implementation challenges. The report also includes qualitative data from interviews and focus groups highlighting that although certain areas could be improved (e.g. employment and housing), most reentry court participants had positive impressions of the program.

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The U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program

The U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program

By Rachel Swaner and Julia Kohn

This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight sites nationwide that were selected to participate in the Attorney General's Defending Childhood demonstration program. This report describes the strategies the sites chose and draws key lessons from the planning phase. 

Articles

Praising Red Hook Justice Center’s Approach to Public Safety, Mayor-Elect de Blasio Names Bratton as Police Commissioner

Praising Red Hook Justice Center’s Approach to Public Safety, Mayor-Elect de Blasio Names Bratton as Police Commissioner

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio chose the Red Hook Community Justice Center as the setting for one of the first major appointments of his administration: William Bratton as police commissioner.

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