Learn about Promising Practices in Criminal Justice at the 2018 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference
Join the Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Birmingham, Alabama Municipal Court, for the 2018 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference on Monday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 9. Occurring biennially since 2010, this international conference will convene national experts, leading researchers, and justice practitioners to discuss today’s most promising ideas and pressing issues in criminal justice.
Topics will range from emerging community court models to responses to homelessness, opioids, and mental health needs. Attendees will also explore effective practices to reduce recidivism; restorative justice techniques; lessons learned from successful community court planning efforts; and tools and other resources to foster mutual trust between law enforcement and community members and to reduce violent crime.
Scheduled speakers include:
- Alex Calabrese, Presiding Judge, Red Hook Community Justice Center, New York;
- Dawn Deaner, Metropolitan Public Defender, Nashville, Tennessee Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office;
- Kim Foxx, State Attorney, Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office;
- Dr. Angela Hawken, Professor of Public Policy, New York University;
- Deborah Koetzle, Associate Professor and Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice;
- Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals;
- Dr. Bryant Marks, Associate Professor of Psychology, Morehouse College;
- Victoria Pratt, former Court Chief, Newark, New Jersey Municipal Court;
- Andra Sparks, Presiding Judge, Birmingham, Alabama Municipal Court; and
- Deanna Van Buren, Architect and Co-founder, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces.
Registration for the conference is free.
View this conference on the TTA Catalog.