Citizens Crime Commission of New York City


A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.
LATEST NEWS
March 19, 2014
Statement on death of prisoner Jerome Murdough
» read the press release

March 3, 2014
Richard Aborn joins NY Attorney General, NYPD Commissioner to announce legislation by Rep. Serrano to mandate smartphone "kill switch"
» read the NY Attorney General press release

February 23, 2014
Crime Commission President makes the practical case for Gov. Cuomo's proposed college inmate education program
» read the NY Daily News Op-Ed

February 07, 2014
Police Commissioner Bratton details changes to NYPD, policing strategy at Crime Commission breakfast
» click here for various articles

December 29, 2013
Crime Commission president discusses Police Commissioner Kelly's legacy with CBS News
» read the CBS News article and watch video

Featured Initiative: RAISE THE AGE TO 18
New York, which has a reputation for being one of the most progressive and forward-thinking states in the nation, is about to become the only state in the country that treats all youths ages 16 and over as adults in its criminal justice system, regardless of the crime committed. This outmoded approach to justice subjects over 40,000 young people each year to the same system of prosecution and punishment as adults—with dire consequences for the young people involved and the larger community. The Crime Commission is seeking to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18 years old for less serious and nonviolent crimes.

» Raise the Age to 18
» Read Chief Judge Lippman's Remarks
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