Crime Initiatives and the "Asteroid Theory" of Direct Democracy in Oregon (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 112-125, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Promising Practices from the Court System’s COVID-19 Response: Ensuring Access To Justice While Protecting Public Health
Role of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Domestic Violence and Its Treatment: Dade County's Domestic Violence Court Experiment, Executive Highlights
Specialized Domestic Violence Court in South Carolina: An Example of Procedural Justice for Victims and Defendants
Change doesn't come easy, particularly within an institution as large and complex as the criminal justice system. Greg Berman, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, offered lessons from several efforts to make reform stick in criminal justice settings. In particular, he focused on the development of community courts — experimental court projects that are attempting to reduce both crime and incarceration in dozens of cities across the U.S. and around the world.
This NIJ Conference Panel highlights findings from NIJ projects that evaluated strategies to enhance the supervision of offenders in the community. Researchers discuss the effectiveness of fair, swift and certain sanctions for high-risk probationers in the Hawaii HOPE program. Panelists also provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of electronic monitoring — including the use of GPS tracking — for medium- and high-risk offenders on supervision and upon completion of their supervision sentence.