The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The DOC has provided data for Phase II of the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP). The MJP is analyzing the DOC data to better understand changes in jail populations over time including in the number of admissions, demographics of those admitted, charges, and length of stay, among other variables.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) provides resources and services to local law enforcement, researchers, and other agencies to enhance public safety, inform decision-making, and improve the criminal justice system. Data provided by DCJS were used in two reports from Phase I of the Misdemeanor Justice Project: Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in New York and Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City 2003-2014.
The mission of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The NYPD has provided data for four reports from Phases I and II of the Misdemeanor Justice Project: Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in New York, Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City 2003-2014, and Mapping Mobility of Individuals Arrested for Misdemeanors in New York City 2006-2014.
The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is the administrative branch of the New York State Unified Court System. The OCA has provided data enabling the Misdemeanor Justice Project to track trends in the issuance and disposition of summonses in New York City. Data provided by OCA has been used in two reports from Phase I of the Misdemeanor Justice Project: The Summons Report: Trends in the Issuance and Disposition of Summonses in New York City 2003-2013, and Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City 2003-2014.