Mayor Bill de Blasio signs the Criminal Justice Reform Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed last week, the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), eight bills that further the administration’s goals of preserving public safety and building stronger and safer neighborhoods by reducing arrests and incarceration. “For too long, one small … Read More

New York City Council Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform

The New York City Council passed yesterday the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), a package of bills, which will lower penalties for low-level, non-violent offenses. It is estimated that the CJRA will divert over 100,000 cases from the criminal court … Read More