As the Mayor’s advisor on public safety, we shape and fund justice strategies at every stage.
We invest public resources to make New York City safe.
2019 Year in Review
In 2019, NYC made big strides toward a safer, fairer justice system.Learn More
Justice Implementation Task Force
Rethinking and redoing the way we approach criminal justice in NYC, safely driving down the number of people behind bars, and making the system fairer.Learn More
Closing Rikers: Smaller, Safer, Fairer Jail System
Closing the jails on Rikers Island and building a smaller and more humane borough-based system.Learn More
Reforming the Bail System
In order to end money bail, the state must change legislation. While we push for that change, we are also working to minimize the harmful effects of the current bail system.Learn More
“With New York City safer than it has been in decades, and with the number of people in our jails dropping as well, the urgent question now is how we create more safety with more equality. Democratizing how we keep the peace means building safety from the neighborhood up and understanding safety as more than the absence of crime.”
Director of the Mayor’s Oﬃce of Criminal Justice