The Center for Court Innovation, a public-private partnership in New York City that tests “problem-solving” court reforms, has launched a new website, http://courtinnovation.org. One highlight of the new site is a series of podcasts by criminal justice leaders such as Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, and David Kennedy of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Downloadable at the site is “Daring to Fail,” a collection of interviews with leaders in a variety of fields – prosecution, policing, community corrections, indigent defense, and others – about leadership, management, and innovation. The volume is part of a study of criminal justice reform by the court center and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Aubrey Fox, the book’s co-author, has opened up an office for the center in London to provide technical assistance for British projects that resemble experiments sponsored by the center in the U.S.