Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Community Surveys: Determining Public Perceptions of Courts

This summer researchers from the Center for Court Innovation and thirteen surveyors, all residents of Newark, fanned out across the City to ask Newarkers what they think about issues in their neighborhoods and their views on the police and courts.  Researchers worked with the community members to identify the best places to conduct the surveys and they briefed the commanding officers of Newark’s Police precincts before setting out. The surveys were conducted, over six days,  at multiple public locations throughout Newark (e.g., parks, in or near housing complexes, shopping areas, churches, libraries and universities). The results will be shared in a report and at an upcoming NCS Community Advisory Board Meeting later this year.