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Leadership Without Fear

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, Judge of the Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota contributes to the 2012 edition of the Future Trends in State Courts with a publication on strong leadership in a time of judicial uncertainty. Strong leaders in a courtroom not only motivate those who work with t… Continue Reading Leadership Without Fear

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It’s All About the People Who Work in the Courthouse

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for the Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes this article to the 2011 publication of Future Trends in State Courts on keeping court morale high in the face of rising budget constraints. Judge Burke presents challenges facing public sector employees and… Continue Reading It’s All About the People Who Work in the Courthouse

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Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent

the Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes to the 2015 Trends in State Court with an article on accepting dissent in court settings. Judge Burke discusses why dissent matters, four steps to fostering constructive dissent, and how to be a good court leader… Continue Reading Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent

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Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Success

Measuring the success of your drug court is important for several reasons. You should be able to support your claims of being a great diversionary program that supports people in long-term recovery with numbers and data. Also, analyzing outcomes can help identify areas in which your court could impr… Continue Reading Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Success
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Reentry Court Policy and Procedure Manual

This policy and procedure manual successfully gives a detailed breakdown of the reentry program and the requirements needed to take part in it.

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Enhancing Drug Court Success

.This study evaluates the impact of enhanced drug court services in a large county in Southern California. These enhanced services, including specialty counseling groups, educational=employment resources, and increased Residential Treatment (RT) beds, were designed to increase program retention and… Continue Reading Enhancing Drug Court Success

NIJ’s Evaluation of SCA Adult Reentry Courts: Program Characteristics and Preliminary Themes from Year 1.

This is a brief document that describes the research project and sites in terms of program elements and other basic information collected during initial site visits. This is the first interim report; future reports will present information on the process, impact and cost analyses planned for this mu… Continue Reading NIJ’s Evaluation of SCA Adult Reentry Courts: Program Characteristics and Preliminary Themes from Year 1.

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The Debt Penalty: Exposing the Financial Barriers to Offender Reintegration

This is a report focusing on the debt of individuals who have made contact with the criminal justice system across the nation.

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