Criminal justice

Criminal justice

Reform doesn’t stop at the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

Criminalized domestic abuse survivors call for the passing of legislation that will end mandatory minimums and grant a second look when being sentenced in court.

Criminal justice

Debating the impacts of bail reform

State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Latrice Walker and former Queens prosecutor James Quinn discussed law changes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Friday.

New York State

New law allows human trafficking survivors to clear their records

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Survivors of Trafficking Attaining Relief Together (START) Act, legislation supported by more than 100 organizations.


Funds are pouring into racial justice programs. Will it help?

Grantmakers and activists explore how to most effectively fight systemic racism.

Criminal justice

Leader to Leader: Emma Jordan-Simpson

A Q&A with the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Juvenile justice

Is New York City ready to implement Raise the Age?

Unanswered questions seem to jeopardize New York City's ability to meet the Oct. 1 deadline for implementing Raise the Age legislation. The city must remove youthful offenders from Rikers Island and move juvenile offenders to age-appropriate juvenile delinquent facilities.

gun control

Why armed guards would be bad for schools

Over-policing schools has not worked in NY.

Criminal justice

How New York City reduced crime and incarceration

The city's remarkable success has lessons that can be replicated.

Kathy Hochul

It’s time for menstrual equity

The state Legislature should require free menstrual products in public schools, argue Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf.