Misdemeanor Justice Project is mentioned in this article as one of the organizations tackling the lack of data in the Criminal Justice field.
Criminal Justice Policy Review will release an online special issue on May 11 dedicated to the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A printed version of the special issue will be released later this year. The Criminal Justice Policy Review journal is edited by Dr. Daniel Lee and published by […]
Inside Philanthropy article highlights the Misdemeanor Justice Project among the work of other Laura and John Arnold Foundation grantees.
Misdemeanor Justice Project Advisory Board Member and Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring announces plan for prosecutors to stop seeking cash bail bonds for defendants awaiting trial.
We are pleased to announce the release of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice’s first report replication by the University of Louisville site! The University of Louisville released the report on April 19, 2018 at the Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission. Using data provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department, the report, Tracking Enforcement Rates in […]
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, […]
We are pleased to publish our seventh report, Trends in Arrests for Misdemeanor Charges in New York City, 1993-2016, which examines trends in misdemeanor arrests in New York City by charge categories. In this report, we first examine charge categories grouped together to form two broader categories in order to compare arrest charges that are most […]
We are happy to announce that Preeti Chauhan, the Principal Investigator of MJP, is now serving on the board of directors for the New York City Criminal Justice Agency. The New York City Criminal Justice Agency aims to assist the courts in NYC in reducing unnecessary pretrial detention.
Our MJP team member, Olive Lu, is spending the year at Vera Institute of Justice working as a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She recently published a blog post on the decrease of jail populations in large cities driving a nationwide decline, while jail populations in small and rural towns continue […]
Jacqueline Scott, a graduate research assistant with the Misdemeanor Justice Project, authored a research brief on how what we know about engagement, disengagement, and desistance from gang offending can inform what we know about how children are recruited by and exit from non-state armed groups. She presented this brief at the United Nations. Congratulations, Jackie!