Author J. David Goodman
Affiliate New York Times
Date October 2017
In Categories: News
In Project Series: MJP - CJRA

A new law enacted in June gave New York City police officers the discretion to issue a civil summons, rather than a criminal one, for offenses such as public urination and public drinking. It appears that many officers have opted to do neither. Criminal summonses for certain quality-of-life offenses covered by the law have declined: […]

The Misdemeanor Justice Project, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, is conducting an evaluation of New York City’s Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). 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, littering, and […]

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