Court-Related Programs & Access to Justice

Brazilian National Council of Justice

The Brazilian National Council of Justice (BNCJ) is a public institution that aims to improve the work of the Judiciary Branch for the benefit of society, through judicial policies and control of administrative and financial activities. Among its goals, BNCJ carries out best practices to modernize and speed up the services of the Judiciary bodies.   […]

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New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch is dedicated to providing “accessible, prompt, and efficient forums for the fair and independent administration of justice, with respect for the dignity of all we serve.” NHJB has three segments of its court system: the Supreme Court (our appellate-level court for most matters); the Superior Court (which handles all felony

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Brazilian National Council of Justice

The Brazilian National Council of Justice (BNCJ) is a public institution that aims to improve the work of the Judiciary Branch for the benefit of society, through judicial policies and control of administrative and financial activities. Among its goals, BNCJ carries out best practices to modernize and speed up the services of the Judiciary bodies.  

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University of Maryland, College Park, Office of Rights & Responsibilities

In recent years, the Office of Rights and Responsibilities and the Office of Student Conduct have promoted a more holistic approach to student development and support when student misconduct happens, including some restorative justice (RJ) practices. They have engaged HNMCP to assess the needs and interests of campus stakeholders and help forecast the implementation of their proposed RJ process design.

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ICWA/Child Custody Court Models

This project will engage the questions around the potential establishment of ICWA/child custody courts for recently federally-recognized Native American tribes. The focus will be on conducting secondary research into existing ICWA/child custody court models, and will include interviews with experts (in the field of Native American law and tribal courts) and community stakeholders (tribal leaders,

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Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (“SCDAO”) is the law enforcement agency for the cities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, Massachusetts. SCDAO is among the busiest district attorney’s offices in New England.  This project builds on recommendations from a previous project with Harvard’s Dispute Systems Design Clinic and SCDAO. The main objective is to help

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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

The Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is a trial-level federal court that serves Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with courthouses located in Brooklyn and Central Islip. The EDNY Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Department administers mediation and arbitration services for civil cases filed in the EDNY.  The DSD Clinic will assist the ADR

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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

The Mediation Program at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York works with approximately 250 volunteer mediators to provide mediation in cases before the court. Currently, most of the mediation docket consists of civil rights cases.   The SDNY mediation program approached HNMCP to explore the viability of a presumptive mediation pilot program for commercial matters at

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