A new study shows judges in New York City have drastically reduced their use of bail and jail, and that's without any changes to the law. The Marshall Project highlights the importance of shifts in culture and practice and the availability of bail alternatives like supervised release.
We all want safe neighborhoods, argues our Greg Berman in Governing, but the way we treat many people arrested for low-level offenses does more harm than good. Berman offers New York City as a potential model for other jurisdictions looking to reform low-level justice.
At a panel on bail reform in Brooklyn, Krystal Rodriguez, the associate director of jail reform for the Center for Court Innovation, spoke about jail reduction strategies, including Supervised Release, and reforms happening throughout the borough.
A deep dive from The New York Times on the accomplishments and future of New York City's supervised release program, which is helping to push the city's jail population to historic lows. The article features the work of our Bronx Community Solutions. We're proud to have offered supervised release to thousands of New Yorkers since 2016.
Writing in USA Today, former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman argues that incarceration isn't appropriate for everyone, including some violent offenders, and he cites our Brooklyn Mental Health Court as a model alternative.
The New York City Police Department has announced a push to address high-crime rates in six precincts, a campaign to begin with community meetings. We work on-the-ground in all six precincts. WNYC spoke to our director of community development and crime prevention, James Brodick.
In The Hill, our director, Greg Berman, along with George Mason University professor David Weisburd, argue proactive policing can work to reduce crime and improve relationships between police and the community, but it must be narrowly targeted and paired with community engagement and fairness.