Seminar: Community Courts: Producing Better Results Internationally Using Procedural Justice, Therapeutic and Problem-Solving Principles

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8 March 2017 at 5:15 pm – 8 March 2017 at 6:45 pm
Monash Law City Campus, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Monash Law City Campus
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Hon Alex M Calabrese

Register your place by 2 March 2017!

Jurisdictions across the world are establishing community courts to build trust between court, police and community, to reduce crime, recidivism and incarceration while saving millions of dollars.

In this presentation Judge Calabrese will discuss the principles used by community courts to produce better results for courts, communities, police, victims and offenders. The problem-solving approach has received international and national attention, attracting high level government officials, Chief Justices and a steady stream of visitors.

Community courts based on the Red Hook and Neighbourhood Justice Centre models have opened across the United States and around the world as the community court movement expands. Red Hook and Neighbourhood Justice Centre are seen as models for the successful application of procedural justice and fairness principles and therapeutic resolutions.

About the speaker: Hon Alex M Calabrese, Presiding Judge

Alex M Calabrese is an Acting Supreme Court Justice of the State of New York and the Presiding Judge of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, the most comprehensive community court in the United States. As the only Justice that presides over this court, with Criminal, Family and Housing Court jurisdiction, Judge Calabrese is able to administer justice by offering an array of sanctions and services, including drug and mental health treatment, youth services, education and training programs and peacemaking.

Judge Calabrese advises and presents nationally and internationally on community justice, problem-solving courts and procedural justice/fairness principles. He is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University Graduate School of Social Work and he co-authored a treatise entitled “Criminal Law and Practice” which is published and revised annually by the New York State Bar Association. The Red Hook Community Justice Center has received the 2006 Problem-Solver Award from the American Bar Association, the 2008 NCJA Outstanding Program Award, the 2013 Robin Hood Heroes Award and the 2014 CEI Education Award.

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