District 24

Rory I. Lancman

Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica

The Committee on the Justice System has jurisdiction over the city’s District Attorneys and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), the courts operating in the five boroughs, the public defenders representing indigent criminal defendants, and publicly funded civil legal services providers.

The Committee is the successor to the Committee on Courts & Legal Services, which Council Member Lancman previously chaired, and held hearings on bail reform, legal services available to low-wage workers, the indigent defense system, and more.