Our Better Courts Conference 2015 brought together judges, practitioners, researchers and reformers from around the world to discuss the latest research and practice in court innovation.
The conference, which was held in London in February 2015, sought to revitalise the discussion around court innovation in the UK. It featured keynote presentations from Keir Starmer QC, Lord Justice Ernest Ryder, Lord Alexander Carlile, Professor Tracey Meares of Yale Law School and New Jersey’s Judge Victoria Pratt.
This page brings together presentations from the event and interviews with participants. Please note that the presentations were developed by the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centre for Justice Innovation.
Keynote session: Procedural fairness and the courts
Professor Tracey L Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Judge Victoria Pratt. Newark Community Solutions, New Jersey
Presentation: Enhancing procedural fairness
Keynote session: Reforming the Youth Courts
Presentation: Reforming the Youth Courts
Panel Discussion: Judges as leaders in court innovation
Jelena Popovic, Deputy Chief Magistrate, Victoria Courts Service, Victoria, Australia
Presentation: Judicial Leadership: Court support services in Victoria
Facilitated Workshop on Court Innovation
Presentation: Mapping the barriers to innovation
Presentation: Planning sustainable innovation
Breakout Session: Drug courts – a better solution to drug-related crime?
Jelena Popovic, Deputy Chief Magistrate, Victoria Courts Service
Melissa Labriola, Associate Director of Research, Center for Court Innovation
Presentation: Pre-sentence bail programs in Victoria
Presentation: Evidence-based practices in Adult Drug Courts
Breakout Session: Liaison and Diversion in courts
Linda Byrant, Director of Criminal Justice Services, Together for Mental Wellbeing
Vicki Heylar-Cardwell. Director of Research, Revolving Doors Agency
Katrina Lowther, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Knowsley & St Helen’s Criminal Justice Liaison Service
Presentation: Liaison and Diversion in practice
Presentation: Liaison and Diversion in courts
Breakout session: Courts that work for young people
Ben Estep, Youth Diversion Programme Manager
Shauneed Lambe, Chief Executive, Just for Kids Law
Presentation: Youth Courts: Trend and Context
Presentation: Courts that work for young people