Catching up with Science: A Forum on Young Adults in the Criminal Justice System

A forum co-hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation Center. Video highlights July 15, 2015 Justice-involved young adults in the transition between adolescence and fully mature adulthood have been increasingly recognized as a unique population in need of special policies, programs and practices to reduce their incarceration and collateral system consequences and improve their outcomes. In Catching up with Science, national and local experts, including Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, will discuss why this is a population in need of special attention, what New York…

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City

Butts, Jeffrey A. and Sheyla Delgado (2014). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the City Council of New York City, the Research and Evaluation Center is evaluating the effectiveness of the “Cure Violence” model of violence reduction. The evaluation team is studying the key components of the Cure Violence model, the procedures used to implement the model, and the effectiveness of the model in reducing pro-violent social norms among high-risk communities…

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Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the Research & Evaluation Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and forces that often complicate the connections between evidence and practice. Who Chooses the Evidence Base?

Spring 2014 Pinkerton Symposium

A CLOSER LOOK: Examining “Close to Home” and New York’s Transformation of Youth Justice Pinkerton Symposium on Youth Justice Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation and the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College in Collaboration with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation of New York City John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall May 5, 2014 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. New York’s Close to Home (C2H) initiative is a potentially important step forward for youth justice reform, but how well is it working? How significant is it in the context of…

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Fall 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

RAISE THE AGE, TURN THE PAGE: Reconsidering Juvenile and Criminal Court Jurisdiction in New York A Youth Justice Symposium Generously Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Featured Speakers Marian Wright Edelman John Roman Vincent Schiraldi  __________________________________________________________ New York State places more 16- and 17-year-old youth in criminal (adult) court than any other state in the country. Other states, including Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts are returning their young people to juvenile or family court by changing the laws that govern the…

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Spring 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY AND PRACTICE IN YOUTH JUSTICE: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES? With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, New York, NY April 18, 2013 Keynote Speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall See images from the Symposium  __________________________________________________________ The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted its second youth justice symposium on April 18, 2013. The topic was evidence-based policy and practice in youth justice, but the symposium did not address this topic in…

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