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DCJ is pleased to announce our latest research brief: Examining Appearance Rates in Civil and Criminal Summons Court in New York City. The Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) shifted enforcement of five offenses (public consumption of alcohol, public urination, littering, unreasonable noise, and all New York City park offenses) from the criminal courts to civil […]

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With sweeping court reforms set to go into effect January 1, 2020 in New York State, New York City officials will spend millions to ensure that the thousands of defendants no longer eligible for money bail will successfully return for their hearings. In the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of these reforms, they reference DCJ’s finding […]

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The latest report from DCJ’s Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, Tracking Enforcement Rates in Prince George’s County, MD 2006-2018, presents trends in enforcement actions in Prince George’s County, Maryland, from 2006 through 2018. Three specific categories of enforcement are examined here, including felony arrests, misdemeanor arrests, and criminal citations, but with an emphasis on misdemeanor […]

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