Criminal Justice Reform Act Creates More Appropriate Penalties for Minor, Non-Violent Offenses
Speaker Mark-Viverito: “This is a huge win for criminal justice reform.”
City Hall – Today, the New York City Council passed 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 system every year, save close to 10,000 people annually from having a permanent criminal record for minor offenses, and avoid the issuance of over 50,000 warrants each year. READ MORE
“Today, the criminal justice system worked for Akai Gurley’s family and community. Akai was a New Yorker who had his whole life ahead of him and I hope today’s verdict brings some measure of closure to his loved ones. I commend District Attorney Ken Thompson for his professionalism and dedication to justice. ”
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
State of the City 2016
Samuel Gompers Campus
February 11, 2016
¡Buenos Dias! Shuprobhat! Good Morning!
Thank you to our Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer.
Thank you Imam Khalid Latif for that moving invocation.
Thank you Jahleel Montero for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. READ MORE