On September 23, 2012, the Associated Press published an article featuring San Francisco's Community Justice Center (CJC). The article describes how the the CJC has "helped relieve the caseload clogging traditional courtrooms by handling 4,500 defendants since it opened." Community courts like the CJC aim to "[improve] life in specific neighborhoods or police precincts." In San Francisco, target areas include South of Market, Union Square, Civic Center, and the Tenderloin.
Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US
By Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press