POLICY BRIEF RELEASE: DCJ’s policy brief outlines four crucial issues, and provides recommendations, for the next Chief Judge of NYS to address.

FULL BRIEF

On October 26th, 2022, The Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (the Lippman Commission), DCJ and John Jay College hosted a half-day symposium – Halfway to History: Progress and Challenges in Closing Rikers Island

DCJ’s research on bail reform has shown that New York’s amended 2020 Bail Reforms would have avoided ~$67 million in bail that was set in New York City in 2019.

ActualImpact of 2020 Ball Reforms

Data Source: Office of Court Administration

DCJ Recently produced a report in collaboration with the Women’s Community Justice Association, Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (the Lippman Commission), and the Center for Court Innovation. This report presents strategies to safely and smartly lower the number of women and gender-expansive people in custody.