Sunday, August 23, 2009

Problem-Solving Justice in England and Wales

Policy Exchange, a London think tank, has released the report on the state of problem-solving justice in England and Wales that Aubrey and I wrote. Kudos to Ben Ullman and the rest of the team at Policy Exchange -- it was a pleasure working with them. The report can be found here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Center Alum in Vermont

I had breakfast today with Derek Miodownik, a Center alum who is now living in Vermont. Derek was the original staffer responsible for implementing the Red Hook Youth Court. The fact that the program is still a success more than ten years later speaks to the fact that Derek put a good foundation in place. Anyway, Derek now works for the Vermont Department of Corrections, attempting to create a space for restorative justice and other reform ideas within the department. See this article from the Boston Globe for more details about Derek's reentry work.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I realize the field of blogging is still young, but I have found precious few criminal justice blogs that I am tempted to return to again and again. Here's a handful of blogs that I like, some of which are written by people I know:

Tom Carr, the Seattle City Attorney, has his own blog.

Mike Dorf, a professor of law at Cornell, offers his thoughts about the world.

Grits for Breakfast is an amusing and informative look at criminal justice from a uniquely Texan perspective.

And probably my favorite blog, The Crime Report by Ted Gest, is a daily compendium of criminal justice news stories from across the country.