The community court Eindhoven focuses on minor offences committed by people with problems on multiple life areas. One of the goals of the court is to find a sustainable solution for the underlying problems that are the cause of the criminal offences of defendants and for the concerning neighborhoods. One of the main findings is that the cooperation between judicial partners and organizations in the social domain runs smoothly, so that processes to solve problems on several life areas of delinquents can be started faster and more successfully. All professional parties mention the multidisciplinary collaboration, which takes place under the direction of a judge, as an added value of the community court.
Reducing nuisance and crime in the neighborhood, one of the other original objectives of the community court, has however proved less successful. One of the reasons is that this objective does not fit well with the target group: confessing suspects of minor offenses.
These and more key findings of the research can be found in the extensive research report (in Dutch).