Many people with mental health challenges wind up in the criminal legal system because they have virtually nowhere else to go. Take a look inside the special court program in Manhattan working to change that.
"The theme that runs through every part of Midtown's story is that it has always put compassion for the people and community it serves at the forefront." A speech from New York Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson at the 30th anniversary celebration of our Midtown Community Justice Center.
2023 marks the 30th anniversary of our Midtown Community Court, which started as an experiment in a new, more human approach to justice. Today, that approach hasn’t just survived: it has even outgrown the walls of the courthouse.