Do Community Justice Centres work? – a talk by Judge Alex Calabrese
The Red Hook Community Justice Centre is one of the most innovative courts in the United States. It is a problem solving, multi-jurisdictional court that reconnects defendants to their communities by providing them with holistic, wrap around services.
Judge Calabrese helped set up this unique court in 2000 and it has had a huge impact on reducing recidivism rates in a community that was once described as ‘the crack capital of America’.