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.
March 23, 2015
Big Changes Loom in City's Handling of Minor Offenses
» read the Wall Street Journal article

March 19, 2015
Mayor is Handcuffed on NYPD Size
» read the Wall Street Journal article

March 17, 2015
NY1 panel explains merits of plan to better reform 16- and 17-year-old offenders
» watch the NY1 video

March 12, 2015
Aborn: Plan to curb violence good start; new training, body cameras and oversight still needed
» read the press release

February 12, 2015
Ensuring Long-Term Oversight and Accountability at Rikers
» read the Gotham Gazette op-ed

February 8, 2015
Youth Justice Defies Easy Fix
» read the Wall Street Journal article

January 30, 2015
NYC Police Department to Create New Counterterrorism Unit
» read the Wall Street Journal article

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 the testimony
» watch the NY1 video
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