Center for Court Innovation
The winner of an Innovations in American Government Award from the Ford Foundation and Harvards John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Center for Court Innovation is a unique public-private partnership that promotes new thinking about how courts can solve difficult problems like addiction, quality-of-life crime, domestic violence, and child neglect. The center functions as the New York State Unified Court Systems independent research and development arm, creating demonstration projects that test new approaches to problems that have resisted conventional solutions. The centers problem-solving courts include the nations first community court (Midtown Community Court in New York) as well as drug courts, domestic violence courts, youth courts, family treatment courts, and others.
Nationally, the center disseminates the lessons learned from its experiments in New York, helping courts across the country launch their own problem-solving innovations. The center contributes to the national conversation about justice by convening roundtable conversations that bring together leading academics and practitioners and by contributing to policy and professional journals. The center also provides hands-on technical assistance, advising court and criminal justice planners throughout the country about program and technology design.
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Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
For more indepth information about BJA, its programs, and its funding opportunities, requesters can call the BJA Clearinghouse. The BJA Clearinghouse, a component of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), shares BJA program information with state and local agencies and community groups across the country. Information specialists are available to provide reference and referral services, publication distribution, participation and support for conferences, and other networking and outreach activities. The clearinghouse can be reached by:
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