New Thinking is about justice—and injustice—in America. It’s about the people trying to fix a legal system that falls so short of our ideals, and about the people organizing to build something new in its place. It’s hosted by Matt Watkins and produced by the Center for Justice Innovation.
Gideon at 60: The Unfunded Mandate
Sixty years on from a landmark Supreme Court decision, how can public defenders organize for genuine change?
When Young People Go to Prison for Life
Rather than arrests and incarceration, what do young people who commit harm actually need?
Emphasizing the Harms
A recent training for Manhattan prosecutors was a drumbeat on the harms of incarceration; hardly the typical message prosecutors receive. It was part of a wider effort by D.A. Alvin Bragg to expand the use of alternatives such as treatment and restorative justice. But in a newly-cramped climate for criminal justice reform, can that effort become a reality?
Housing is a human right. What if we designed our systems—beginning with Housing Court—to embody that?
Reform and Its Discontents
What if much of what is packaged today as "reforms" to the criminal legal system are extending, not countering, that system's harmful effects?
Why Data Doesn't Stick
Data makes a powerful case against the criminal justice status quo, but who's listening?
Very informative podcast about criminal justice reform
Great tool to learn
Great guests and interesting insight. Recommend for those looking to learn more about criminal justice reform, social justice, and advocacy.
Such an informative podcast
This is such a great podcast! Its content is in-depth, yet simplistic enough for all audiences to access and understand. Absolutely recommend if you’re interested in hearing from a diverse number of professionals on issues surrounding criminal justice reform both nationally and specific to New York City.