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

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 … Continue reading Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City

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 … Continue reading Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

Statement of Jeffrey A. Butts to the New York Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice

Reducing youth crime is a complicated business, and I think we all know that it takes more than punishment. If it were possible to stop crime by simply increasing punishment, we would certainly know it by now. Continue reading Statement of Jeffrey A. Butts to the New York Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice

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 … Continue reading Spring 2014 Pinkerton Symposium

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 … Continue reading Fall 2013 Pinkerton Symposium