Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday Night in Chelsea


On Tuesday of this week, we held our first-ever fundraiser at the Chelsea Art Museum: a cocktail party to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Center for Court Innovation. More than 250 people came out to see us honor John Feinblatt, our founding director, and to hear New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman say nice things about us. My favorite line was probably this one from the Mayor:

“Reducing recidivism is one of the toughest things to do in criminal justice, but it is probably the most important and has the greatest impact on crime rates. Everybody wins when it happens, our streets are safer, taxpayers spend less money on jail, and people put their talents to more productive uses. And I think it’s fair to say that no one has been as effective at finding new ways to reduce recidivism than the Center for Court Innovation.”

New York Law Journal coverage here.

Mayor Bloomberg's official photos of the event here.

Our write-up of the party here.