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Criminal Justice Operations Committee

The Criminal Justice Operations Committee has expansive jurisdiction involving issues relevant to New York State penal law and procedure and the functioning of the courts with regard to criminal cases. Reports issued by the Committee have included recommendations for legislation or change to existing statutes. The Committee has also made various proposals for prosecutorial and judicial reform. In addition, the Committee has prepared a number of "status" papers, charting and detailing the consequences of significant, new legislation or court rules affecting the criminal justice system. Committee also presents CLE training courses on recent developments in the law or practice.

Recent Reports

Age of Criminal Responsibility (October 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Statement on Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Due Process Rights of Immigrant Defendants in People v. Peque (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Non-citizen Defendants

Report on A.4314-B/S.3337-B, the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, which would give greater discretion to judges when sentencing defendants who are survivors of domestic violence (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims, Sentencing of

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Affairs

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor

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