Supervised Release

supervised release

Our Impact

  • 22 fewer days in detention for supervised release participants than for matched comparison group in pilot study.

  • 21% of supervised release participants received misdemeanor criminal convictions versus 38% in matched comparison group in pilot study.

  • 2,500 Each year, the Center helps more than 2,500 people avoid bail—and Rikers Island.

Jamaal Anderson, supervised release client
"Having someone there to steer you in the right direction really was a big help for me. I had to not let [my case manager] down, as well as myself."
Jamaal Anderson Client of our supervised release program at Bronx Community Solutions

Publications & Digital Media

  • Publication

    New York’s Bail Reform Law: Major Components and Implications

    New York State has passed sweeping criminal justice legislation, strictly curtailing the use of cash bail and pretrial detention, overhauling rules governing the sharing of evidence, and strengthening measures to ensure a defendant's right to a speedy trial. Our analysis of the potential implications of the reforms to bail finds they can be expected to significantly reduce the use of incarceration in the state. The measures go into effect in January 2020.

  • Audio

    New Jails to End All Jails?

    Like a number of cities across the U.S., New York City is in the midst of a remarkable, often contentious, debate about the future and purpose of its jails. New Thinking host Matt Watkins recently moderated a public discussion of the city’s pledge to replace its notorious Rikers Island jail complex with a series of smaller, modern facilities—located near courthouses, not on an isolated island. It's a shift the mayor says will end the era of mass incarceration in the city.

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