Our Vision

“Democratizing how we keep the peace will make our neighborhoods and our city even safer and fairer.”

Elizabeth Glazer
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Our Strategic Plan

In the last four years, we have seen an acceleration of the trends that have defined New York City’s public safety landscape over the last three decades. New York City’s jail population has fallen, major crime has decreased, and police enforcement has lightened. This strategic plan will help guide the creation and implementation of programs and policies to ensure that these trends endure.

 

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Our Approach

Working to solve public safety problems.

New York City has had success in driving down both crime and unnecessary incarceration, but stubborn problems remain in our criminal justice system. We advise the Mayor on solutions to drive down violence, safely reduce justice involvement, modernize the criminal justice system, and build strong and safe neighborhoods.

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Driving change through research.

Our research team rigorously tests how effectively the justice system is increasing safety and reducing unnecessary incarceration. This work ensures that we can deliver evidence-driven public safety solutions.

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Promoting enhanced, effective coordination among partners in the justice system.

Promoting public safety is the job of law enforcement, but it is also the responsibility of every other agency that interacts with an individual before, during, and after involvement with the justice system. We work closely with New Yorkers inside and outside the government to shape effective criminal justice strategies.

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