The Center for Court Innovation and Fund for the City of New York in partnership with the New York State Unified Court System have reactivated the Court Families Assistance Fund to collect donations for court employees and their families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to a long-term plan for closing the jails on Rikers Island. The mayor's historic announcement coincided with the release of the final report of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform.
Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that the City's jail population has fallen by 18 percent over the last three years. The Center for Court Innovation has produced a pair of in-depth analyses of New York City’s criminal justice system.