Transition to Fall
Apologies for the radio silence of late -- for whatever reason, I have found the transition to autumn more challenging than in previous years. I now have my kids in two separate schools which has added more schlepping and time commitments to my life (essentially doubling the amount of parents nights, school fundraisers and other events that my wife and I have to attend). Also, if I am honest, I think that some of my new media energy is being taken up by Twitter -- I started tweeting over the summer. (Check out my feed here.)
Despite the distractions, there is an enormous amount going on at the Center for Court Innovation that I have not reported on in a major way, either on Twitter or via other avenues. This includes the upcoming release of an evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center by the National Center for State Courts and a 20th anniversary celebration for the Midtown Community Court. (For more on this, and to order tickets, click here.) I have also been busy preparing for the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice annual luncheon, which I am speaking at next week in Chicago.
I will have more on all of these events in the days to come. But for now, I thought I'd just catch you up on some recent press activity:
- And Blackberrys Make 6: The New York Times spends a typical Sunday with former Center for Court Innovation director John Feinblatt.
- Reflecting on Court Technology at Midtown Community Court's 20th Anniversary: Richard Zorza's access to justice blog discusses the use of technology at the Midtown Community Court.
- How Charities Can Help Courts Address the Root Causes of Crime: The Guardian covers "Better Courts," a report by the Centre for Justice Innovation and the new economics foundation that attempts to spell out a new vision for the justice system in England and Wales.
- Brownsville Youth Showcase the Beauty of Their Neighborhood: A Metro newspaper cover story on the Brownsville Community Justice Center's efforts to improve the local quality of life.