John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The Research and Evaluation Center operates under the supervision of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and its Office for the Advancement of Research (OAR), headed by the Associate Provost and Dean of Research. John Jay College began in 1964 as the College of Police Science, developed out of the former Police Science Program housed at Baruch College since 1953. In 1966, the college was renamed John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools survey in 2021 ranked John Jay College of Criminal Justice one of the top 15 criminology programs in the nation.
City University of New York
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a campus of the City University of New York (CUNY), formed in 1961 when New York State officials reformulated the College of the City of New York into The City University of New York, uniting seven municipal colleges (the City College of New York, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, Queens College, Staten Island Community College, Bronx Community College and Queensborough Community College) and eventually a total of 23 colleges and institutions: 11 senior colleges including John Jay College, six community colleges, the doctorate-granting Graduate School and University Center, the City University of New York School of Law, and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. More than 274,000 degree-credit students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs. The CUNY system is the third-largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment, behind the State University of New York (SUNY), and the California State University system.
Research Foundation of CUNY
Most of the research projects housed at the Research & Evaluation Center are received and managed by the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RF-CUNY), a not-for-profit educational corporation that manages private and government sponsored programs at The City University of New York (CUNY). Since 1963, the RF has provided CUNY (and more recently, non-CUNY clients) with the administrative infrastructure that supports sponsored program activities.