DCJ seeks to advance safe, just, and equitable communities through data and research on criminal justice policy, operations, and reforms.

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On May 13th, 2022, DCJ and John Jay College hosted a public conference: Bail Reform in New York: What Have We Learned? What’s Next? This conference included a diversity of perspectives through presentations, panels, and interactive roundtables.

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.