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February 16, 2017, New York, NY – The Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the six sites– Los Angeles, CA , Toledo, OH, Durham, NC, Seattle, WA, Prince George’s County, MD and St. Louis, MO – selected to join New York City as part of the Network […]

NEW YORK CITY HALL, NY — Police officers in NYC will now be allowed — and encouraged — to issue a simple fine and civil summons to New Yorkers committing one of a handful of common, low-level crimes, thanks to the city’s new Criminal Justice Reform Act. For example, if you’re caught drinking in public, […]

NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), eight bills that further the administration’s goals of preserving public safety and building stronger and safer neighborhoods by reducing arrests and incarceration. “For too long, one small wrongdoing came with a huge cost, taking a large toll on New Yorkers’ lives and […]

Dr. Meredith L. Patten has been appointed as Executive Director of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice (RNMJ). Patten brings to the table over 18 years of experience in the criminal justice and security fields, including consulting for a variety of organizations such as the Office of Court Administration of the New York State Courts, the […]