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The Manhattan Alternatives to Incarceration Court: Lessons F

The Manhattan Alternatives to Incarceration Court: Lessons from A New Approach to Criminal Justice
Monday, December 6, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

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Launched in 2019, the Alternatives to Incarceration Court in New York County Supreme Court became one of the first all-purpose felony alternative courts in the country. This Court seeks to address the underlying reasons why individuals enter the criminal justice system, and provide resources and support, including from mental health services, education, housing and employment, as an alternative to incarceration. This Court has become a model for courts around the country and inspired calls, including calls by the City Bar, to expand the availability of these alternatives to incarceration courts.  The panel will address the effectiveness of the Alternatives to Incarceration Court and discuss the lessons learned from this new approach to criminal justice.

Tess Cohen, Chair of the Criminal Justice Operations Committee

Hon. Ellen Biben, Administrative Judge, New York County Supreme Court
Stan Hickman, Supervising Attorney, New York County Defender Services
Jessica KayLMSW, Deputy Director, Criminal Justice Programs, Center for Court Innovation
Nicole Ortsman-Dauer, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division in Charge of Alternatives to Incarceration, New York County District Attorney's Office
Sponsoring Committee:
Criminal Justice Operations Committee, Tess Cohen, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Mass Incarceration Task Force, Sarah Berger and Jullian Harris-Calvin, Co-Chairs
Corrections & Community Reentry Committee, Gregory D. Morril, Chair

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