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The Center for Court Innovation, an independent research arm of the New York court system, has relaunched its Web site with a new design and new features and launched a blog tracking one of its key projects.

The center’s goal is to make courts and justice systems more responsive to litigants, victims and communities. Its Web site houses interviews, articles and links related to this goal along with profiles of successful projects. While focused on New York, the center provides resources and support for projects throughout the world.

Center projects include drug courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts and youth courts, as well as programs for community justice, parole re-entry, juvenile intervention and child witnesses.

Recently, the center launched a blog, Changing the Court, to track its program, Bronx Community Solutions. The program is described as seeking to apply a problem-solving approach to non-violent cases in the Bronx. The blog chronicles the program’s work and developments elsewhere related to its work.