To make big impacts on jail populations, we need to expand who we think of as good candidates for diversion or release, and we need to speed up case processing for others who must stay in custody for public-safety reasons.
July 10, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News
New York City Political Leaders Selected for 2018 Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and PracticeApril 5, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News
Fifteen recently elected members of the New York City Council and state legislature have been selected as 2018 recipients of the CUNY ISLG Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and Practice.
January 19, 2016 | Featured, Issues, News
The use of cost-benefit analysis in juvenile and criminal justice is growing given that positive net financial and social benefits are potentially significant and instrumental for changing the price tag on public safety. Increasingly, every level of government is making targeted investments into safely reducing their jail and prison population.
January 8, 2015 | Featured, Issues
Our final community meeting to help develop our equality indicators was a success. Many of the same people and organizations who were at our first meeting were also at this final meeting. We brainstormed with community members different groups that will find these indicators useful and how they could use them. Community members suggested that […]
December 16, 2014 | Featured, Issues
In an article titled “Performance Indicators: How to Lie with Indices,” the Economist was right in certain respects: international indices are becoming increasingly popular and many of them are methodologically flawed. But the article neglected to acknowledge how one can build more reliable performance measures—and such measures do exist.
November 11, 2014 | Featured, Issues
How can we best measure equality—and inequality—in New York City in a way that helps policymakers and practitioners identify specific changes that will lead to greater equality? Our new project at the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance is trying to answer that question. And we’re looking for input from NYC’s many communities to help shape our research from the beginning.