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Community Courts, the why, the how and the impacts

Criminal behavior can adversely affect the community in which it occurs. Community Courts are multidisciplinary justice, health and community partnerships which aim to improve the community by tackling the root causes of an offender’s behavior. Community Courts are neighborhood-based operations which create justice, health, community relationships to rehabilitate an offender to the betterment of the community. Experienced practitioners explain the rationale, describe practices and outcomes of Community Courts.

Natalie Reyes

Director, International Justice Initiatives

Deputy Director

Training and Technical Assistance

Center for Court Innovation

Lindsey Price Jackson

Senior Program Manager

Community Justice Training & Technical Assistance

Center for Court Innovation