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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…

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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…

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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…

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Gender Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders in Drug Court

Presented by Diana Padilla (NDRI), this presentation discusses underlying factors that are relevant to criminal activity involving women, such as sexual abuse and trauma, and how these factors can lead to women engaging in criminal activity. She describes gender responsiveness is defined as “underst…

The Purposes of Courts

Ernest Friesen, Senior Court Management Consultant, discusses the purposes of courts.

Joint Powers Agreement

This is an agreement between Cass County and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

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Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Final Report

This is a multi-site process and outcome evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts.

Creating trauma-informed correctional care: a balance of goals and environment

This journal article discusses the benefits of using trauma informed care when encountering instances of PTSD in specialty courts.

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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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