Jun 17, 2011

Community Court Project Opens in Newark NJ

Yesterday, Newark Mayor Corey Booker helped to launch Newark Community Solutions at a standing room only event in the City Council Chamber at Newark City Hall. Newark, a city working hard to overcome crime and violence, joins a growing list of cities across the globe that are using community courts as part of a larger problem-solving justice approach to improve public safety and community development. Located in Part 2 of the Newark Municipal Court (a.k.a "the Deuce") and  presided over by the Hon. Victoria Pratt, Newark Community Solutions is the first community court developed in the State of New Jersey.

Newark Community Solutions was created through a broad partnership organized by the Center for Court Innovation, the parent organization for the Harlem Community Justice Center and this blog.

To read the Star-Ledger coverage of the event click here