What Do We Know About Community Service?
Nov 17, 2019
Community service has been a staple of sentencing in the U.S. for more than 50 years. But how much do we know about how it's actually being used by courts across the country?
This episode of New Thinking is in two acts: in Act One, a snapshot of community service at the Center for Court Innovation. Host Matt Watkins follows along as a “community engagement” crew from our Midtown Community Court spends the day at a food pantry and community hub in Manhattan. And he talks with our own Harry Glenn and James Brodick about what community service can be, and the evolution of our own approach.