Friday, August 29, 2008

Rob Hulls

This morning, I met with Rob Hulls, the attorney general of Victoria, Australia. Hulls was one of the prime movers responsible for replicating the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Melbourne.   Hulls was in New York with a handful of key staffers looking for new ideas -- and to share some of the lessons of their experience.  Brett organized a jam-packed schedule for them, including a visit with Judge Kaye, trips to the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and Bronx Community Solutions, an arrest-to-arraignment tour of 100 Centre Street, and a meeting with Kristine to talk about family violence and other issues.   I can't speak for Hulls, but I came away from my time with him impressed by his energy and commitment to serious, lasting reform.