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When: 10/02/2008
Reception 5:45 pm; Program 6:30 pm
Where: Windows Lounge, Building 38
Contact: Deidre Evans-Pritchard

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Screen Justice Film Series presents

Red Hook Justice

In 2000, an experimental court opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn — a neighborhood plagued by unemployment, poverty and crime. The court is at the center of the community justice movement where instead of jail time, offenders are sentenced to job training, drug counseling, and community service. The dramatic stories of three defendants presents a powerful portrait of what this revolutionary court can mean for communities worldwide. In 2008, The Red Hook Community Justice Center was recognized as an outstanding criminal justice program by the National Criminal Justice Association. (2004: 55 min, directed by Meema Spadola)

The film will be followed by a panel discussion of Washington DC’s own East of the River Community Court with Presiding Judge of the East of the River Community Court (ERCC), Judge Craig Iscoe; Presiding Judge of the DC Misdemeanor and Traffic Community Court (DCMTCC), Judge Michael McCarthy; and Community Court Coordinator, Francis O. Michael.

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