Hon. Joseph E. Gubbay was appointed to the Criminal Court in 1999. He helped establish the Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court, and presided from 2004-2013 in The Screening Treatment and Enhancement Part, a court which offers drug and mental health treatment to individuals charged with non-violent felonies. During 2012, he was assigned the additional responsibility to preside over the first Kings County Adolescent Diversion Program, an initiative of New York State’s Chief Judge, to offer appropriate services to 16 and 17 year olds charged with crimes in an effort to reform negative behavior and achieve a non-criminal disposition. Currently, he is the presiding Judge of Brooklyn Treatment Court.
In 2016, J. Gubbay assumed responsibility for presiding over the Common Justice calendar in Kings County, a unique program which utilizes the principles of restorative justice to engage adolescents charged with violent crime to understand the roots of violence and its alternatives. The ultimate goal is for the parties to meet and come to an understanding as to why the violence was committed and to forge a path of mutual understanding and perhaps reconciliation.
Danielle C. Quinn is a Litigation Associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. From 2017 to 2018, Ms. Quinn served as a law clerk to the Hon. Peter W. Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 2015 to 2017, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Richard K. Eaton of the United States Court of International Trade.