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.
April 15, 2015
NYC makes changes to Summons Court
» read the Wall Street Journal article

April 10, 2015
Crime Commission's Roberta Liggett presents on social media and violence at Mediation Center's 'Paving the Way' Conference
» learn more about the conference
» learn more about the Crime Commission's
Social Media & Real-World Consequences

April 10, 2015
Prevalence of video puts police under the lens
» read the Wall Street Journal article

April 8, 2015
First story by police rarely the 'full story'
» watch the CNN video

April 5, 2015
Stop cyber fights before they get bloody
» read the USA Today column
» read about the Citizens Crime Commission
social media initiative

April 1, 2015
Reform conditions in New York's prisons
» read the Times Union op-ed

As social media becomes more integrated into everyday life, the negative consequences have become increasingly apparent. Conflicts that begin on social media often have real-world repercussions when things go from virtual to violent. It is therefore important to educate youth on responsible social media use, and the consequences of negative behavior on social media.

The Crime Commission has developed a series of tools to help instruct youth on how to use social media in a healthy, positive manner and inform anti-violence program staff, among others, about potential risks and consequences of harmful social media use. The social media packet includes flyers for youth, a lesson plan, a risk assessment of social media content, protecting your privacy, tips for staff involved in anti-violence programming, and how-to guides covering grief and empathy.
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