This week, Governor Cuomo outlined his FY2019 New York State Budget.

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSALS Governor’s full budget presentation (online video) – available here Governor’s full FY 2019 Executive Budget Briefing Book and executive budget legislation Criminal Justice Reform Package: Check out this link to the Article VII bill that includes the criminal justice reform package, including bail, speedy trial, and discovery legislative language (bail on pages 19-52, speedy trial on pages 8-18,…

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Dutchess County DA Opposes Bail Reform

Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady considers recent policy shifts moving away from requesting monetary bail in misdemeanor and violations cases to be “somewhat misguided.” By Jason Grant  | January 11, 2018 at 06:19 PM  

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Incarceration Update

N.Y. jail program forces families to buy from online vendors that overcharge for basic items sent to inmates. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/families-forced-pay-basic-items-inmates-article-1.3706046

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Crime in the US

Murder in America is deeply local. Homicides in the U.S. rose about 9% last year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation- “Wall Street Journal” Murder in America: What Makes Cities Safer. Killings fell in Los Angeles and Washington when police established closer ties with people living in the most violent neighborhoods; gentrification also played a role…

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Pretrial Risk Assessment study in Kentucky

Recent years have seen a rush towards evidence-based tools in criminal justice. As part of this movement, many jurisdictions have adopted actuarial risk assessment to supplement or replace the ad-hoc decisions of judges. Proponents of risk assessment tools claim that they can dramatically reduce incarceration without harming public safety. Using rich data on more than one million…

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Closing Rikers News Update

Save the Date! Feb. 14th Closing in on Closing Rikers Forum with MOCJ Dir. Liz Glazer, NYPD Chief O’Neill and NYC DOHMH Commissioner Dr. Gary Belkin THE MASS INCARCERATION OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE — USE DISORDERS: Closing in on Closing Rikers A Conversation with Officials from the de Blasio Administration about what they are Doing…

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