Monday, January 17, 2011

An Anniversary of Sorts


Today marks nine years since I became the director of the Center for Court Innovation. It seems inconceivable: the years have gone by quickly. One of the things that has sustained me at the Center over these years (and I haven't even mentioned the time I spent at the Center before becoming director) is the fact that our work is constantly changing. There are always new challenges to address and new ideas to explore. These days, I'm feeling particularly energized by the release of Daring to Fail, our new collection of interviews with criminal justice leaders, the progress James and Al are making toward establishing a new community court in Brownsville and the work Emily is doing along with our partners at the National Judicial College to launch a pilot project to improve communication techniques in criminal court. More to come on all of these topics in the days ahead.