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Newark Community Solutions

Congratulations to our colleagues in Newark on the opening of Newark Community Solutions, the nation’s newest community court!  Mayor Cory Booker gave an inspiring speech before a standing room only crown in Newark Municipal Chambers, which included citizens, clergy, politicians and policy makers.  He emphasized the need to end high rates of recidivism, acts of senseless crime and murder, and punitive but ineffective criminal justice responses as part of the long fight for civil rights in our country.  Newark Community Solutions, like our Justice Center, took several years of planning, patience and hard work.  But it all began in 2006, when Mayor Booker read a short newspaper article about the Red Hook Youth Court and asked how Newark could get a Youth Court.  We’re looking forward to learning about all of the great work this project will do in Newark.  Go Newark!

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