Source: (2003) Relational Justice Bulletin. February (17): 1-2. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Judith Kay is Chief Judge of the State of New York. In this article she observes that, to address better many of the matters that come before the judiciary, New York state has created problem-solving courts. They include drug courts, domestic violence courts, and mental health courts. Problem-solving courts are focused not on how many cases can be processed but on whether the disposition of cases results in meaningful outcomes for those involved and affected by circumstances of a case. Using the example of a drug treatment court, Kaye describes the creation of problem-solving courts, what is different about their approach, and their results.

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