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A MORE JUST
NEW YORK CITY

 

 

The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, chaired by former Chief Judge of the State of New York Jonathan Lippman, is an independent body of two dozen experts, policymakers, and advocates from a variety of backgrounds, including law enforcement, academia, the judiciary, advocacy groups, business, and those who have spent time behind bars. 

In April 2017, the Commission issued A More Just New York City, a groundbreaking evidence-based set of recommendations for improving New York City’s criminal justice system, including closing the dysfunctional jails on Rikers Island and shifting to a modern system of smaller jails located near the borough criminal courts. Today, the Commission continues to advocate for an improved criminal justice system and to provide policymakers with the tools and roadmaps they need to implement its recommendations.

 

Please share your thoughts on how we can create a more just New York City.