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Monday, March 21, 2011

New Video Released by the Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation has just released Testing New Ideas: Evidence, Innovation and Community Courts, a short film about community justice that we recently produced in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The video tells the story of community courts, from the first such project in Midtown Manhattan to more recent adaptations of the model in Dallas, San Francisco, and other cities across the country. The film, which includes interviews with New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Portland District Attorney Michael Schrunk, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., and others, is designed to introduce new audiences to the core elements of the community court model and how it might be used to address low-level crime and bolster public trust in justice. 

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