Research has shown that when defendants and litigants perceive the court process to be fair, they are more likely to comply with court orders and follow the law in the future—regardless of whether they “win” or “lose” their case. The Center for Court Innovation is committed to advancing the idea of procedural justice through operating programs, research, and providing expert assistance. Learn more: http://www.courtinnovation.org/topic/procedural-justice
The Center for Court Innovation seeks to encourage honest self-reflection and thoughtful risk-taking among criminal justice agencies. This approach is based on the belief that effective public policy is achieved through an iterative process of trial and error.
As a key part of its mission, the Center for Court Innovation works to improve outcomes for young people involved—or at risk of involvement—in the justice system. The Center’s youth justice programs serve as critical off-ramps for young people, promoting accountability, engaging young people in skill-building, and sparking civic engagement among participants.
Community justice programs seek to improve public safety, reduce the use of jail, and increase public trust in justice by actively engaging community stakeholders—including local residents, businesses, religious institutions, and community-based groups—in the work of the justice system.