Jan 31, 2012

2nd Annual International Community Courts Conference Opens in D.C.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray opened the International Community Courts Conference. The Conference has drawn over 300 persons from around the world to hear about innovations in justice.

The Community Courts model was developed by the Center for Court Innovation in the early 1990s to address low-level offending. Community Courts use a problem-solving and data driven approach to help court systems to develop local partnerships that reduce crime and strengthen communities.The first Community Court, the Midtown Community Court, has reduced crime in Midtown Manhattan. Now there are over three dozen Community Courts around the world that are showing results.