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In Practice, a podcast of the Center for Court Innovation, focuses on the work of practitioners—those who are working on the ground to make things better for people touched by the justice system.

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In Practice, a podcast of the Center for Court Innovation, focuses on the work of practitioners—those who are working on the ground to make things better for people touched by the justice system.

    COVID-19 and the Challenge for Court-Involved Families

    COVID-19 and the Challenge for Court-Involved Families

    Family Court, which addresses complex issues involving some of the most vulnerable populations, is not exempt from the effects that COVID-19 are having on court operations across the country. Many judiciaries are closing courthouses, reducing or delaying hearings, or conducting business remotely. Family Court is limited to “essential” business, and Kate Wurmfeld, our director of Family Court Operations, talks about the challenges and changing circumstances for families dealing with remote hearings, coordinating visitation, and accessing services. This episode recorded on 3/24/2020.

    Drug Courts in the Time of COVID-19

    Drug Courts in the Time of COVID-19

    As we work urgently to adjust our programs in New York to meet the COVID-19 pandemic, our expert assistance team is also working with drug treatment court practitioners across the country. Our director of Treatment Court programs, Annie Schacher, discusses advice for practitioners to help them prepare and brainstorm alternatives to help participants maintain sobriety, even when the courts and treatment programs are closed, and check-ins can no longer take place in-person.

    Recognizing Risks to Children as Victims of Domestic Homicide: From Awareness to Court and Community Collaboration

    Recognizing Risks to Children as Victims of Domestic Homicide: From Awareness to Court and Community Collaboration

    In this episode of In Practice, Kathryn Ford, the Center for Court Innovation’s director of Child Witness Initiatives, discusses child homicide in the context of domestic violence with Dr. Peter Jaffe, a psychologist at Canada's Western University and an expert on children’s exposure to domestic violence. Among the topics they cover are the prevalence of child domestic homicide, the indicators of a high-level of risk to children, and the implications for justice-system practitioners.

    Working with Domestic Violence Offenders: How Some Probation Departments are Taking a Holistic Approach

    Working with Domestic Violence Offenders: How Some Probation Departments are Taking a Holistic Approach

    Domestic violence cases present challenges to probation departments. Supervising and monitoring offenders requires an understanding not only of the dynamics of domestic violence but the crime’s impact on the entire community. For this episode of In Practice, Rob Wolf speaks with James Henderson, a former probation officer and a consultant with the Battered Women's Justice Project, and Aeron Muckala, a corrections agent for the Minnesota Department of Corrections in Bemidji, Minnesota. They discuss how probation departments are meeting the challenges of these difficult and often high-risk cases.

    • 30 min
    An Introduction to In Practice

    An Introduction to In Practice

     
    In Practice, a podcast of the Center for Court Innovation, focuses on the work of practitioners—the people working on the ground to make things better for people touched by the justice system. In Practice will home in on the nuts and bolts, taking a deep dive into a specific program or initiative, focusing on the practical challenges and rewards of introducing a reform or a new idea, and getting the story from the people on the front lines who are leading by example.
     

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