MJP - CJRA

Examining Appearance Rates in Civil and Criminal Summons Court in New York City

DCJ is pleased to announce the release of a research brief examining factors related to court appearance rates for New York City’s Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) offenses. The 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 […]

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Author Andrew Denney
Affiliate New York Law Journal
Date September 5, 2018
In Categories: News
In Project Series: MJP - CJRA

This article from the New York Law Journal, “NYC Criminal Justice Reforms Effective in Diverting Offenders, Report Finds”, highlights the Misdemeanor Justice Project’s recent report on post-implementation outcomes of the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Results from this report are cited throughout the article indicating that since the implementation of CJRA, there has been a […]

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The Criminal Justice Reform Act Evaluation: Post-Implementation Changes in Summons Issuance and Outcomes

The Misdemeanor Justice Project is pleased to publish The Criminal Justice Reform Act Evaluation: Post-Implementation Changes in Summons Issuance and Outcomes. The CJRA is a set of legislative and policy changes which create the presumption, absent certain aggravating factors, that some lower-level offenses (i.e., public drinking, public urination, littering, and noise and park offenses) will […]

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In Categories: News
In Project Series: MJP - CJRA

The Misdemeanor Justice Project is pleased to publish The Criminal Justice Reform Act Evaluation: Post-Implementation Changes in Summons Issuance and Outcomes. The CJRA is a set of legislative and policy changes which create the presumption, absent certain aggravating factors, that some lower-level offenses (i.e., public drinking, public urination, littering, and noise and park offenses) will […]

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The Criminal Justice Reform Act Evaluation: Trends in Criminal Summonses Pre-Implementation, 2003- 2016

The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) is pleased to publish the baseline report in our evaluation of the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), Trends in Criminal Summonses Pre-Implementation, 2003-2016. The CJRA is a set of legislative and policy changes which create the presumption, absent certain aggravating factors, that some lower-level offenses (i.e., public drinking, public urination, […]

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Author J. David Goodman
Affiliate New York Times
Date October 2017
In Categories: News
In Project Series: MJP - CJRA

A new law enacted in June gave New York City police officers the discretion to issue a civil summons, rather than a criminal one, for offenses such as public urination and public drinking. It appears that many officers have opted to do neither. Criminal summonses for certain quality-of-life offenses covered by the law have declined: […]