Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Different Sort of Court


The New York World takes a deep look at a part of the justice system that rarely gets much attention: how summonses are processed.  The Red Hook Community Justice Center is featured prominently.  Speaking of Red Hook, one of the Justice Center's latest experiments is an effort to adapt some of the restorative peacemaking ideas that have long been a feature of tribal justice systems to southwest Brooklyn.  The Red Hook Star-Revue has an early look at the project, which is very much in its infancy.  Finally, our research director, Mike Rempel, offers a blog posting on "Social Science Space" about the impact of drug courts.