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NCJ Number: NCJ 173400     Find in a Library
Title: Overcoming Obstacles to Community Courts: A Summary of Workshop Proceedings
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Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 22
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This monograph examines how eight cities have adapted the community court model to their neighborhoods' unique needs.
Abstract: This is a summary of proceedings at an Overcoming Obstacles to Community Courts Workshop held December 4-5, 1997. Representatives from six major urban centers and two smaller cities discussed their need for a court process that imposes immediate, meaningful sanctions on offenders, is visible to the community, and has the capacity to address the social problems that underlie minor, quality-of-life crimes. They agreed on the desirability of developing court relationships with businesses, civic groups and universities, and on sharing information. The large cities envisioned community courts based in neighborhoods, while smaller cities were planning centrally located courts to serve the entire city. Other differences in approach and potential obstacles involved varying jail space capacities, local politics, funding, system resistance, and community and social service needs.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Community resources ; Workshops and seminars ; Crime prevention measures ; Program Adaptability/Replication ; Model programs ; Neighborhood justice centers ; Court reform ; Private sector-government cooperation ; Local criminal justice systems
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-DD-BX-0090
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