The Center for Court Innovation is accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Legal Internship Program. Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation locally and nationally. In New York, the Center functions as the court system’s independent research and development arm, creating demonstration projects that test new ideas, such as community courts, drug courts, reentry courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts, and juvenile justice initiatives. Beyond New York, the Center disseminates the lessons learned from innovative programs, helping criminal justice practitioners around the world launch their own problem-solving experiments.
Summer interns will work closely with project staff to conduct legal and policy-based research and may participate in other projects on problem-solving justice initiatives related to: juvenile justice programs and policy; drug courts; mental health courts; community courts; and domestic violence and sex trafficking courts. Interns will have opportunities to visit and observe problem solving courts throughout New York City and to meet with prominent justice system stakeholders.
Applicants should note that this summer program is not a “direct service” legal internship and may involve non-traditional legal research and analysis.
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