Addressing issues that impact the criminal justice system, including operations, procedure, and the rights of defendants and persons with prior criminal convictions.
This section provides an overview of City Bar reports, comments and events relating to the reform of both the federal and the New York criminal justice systems. It reflects our extensive record of commenting on and testifying about proposed legislation and policies in this area, as well as white papers discussing legal issues. The City Bar’s work is supportive of legislative and other initiatives that will reduce over-incarceration, enhance the fairness of our criminal justice system, effectively protect public safety and reduce recidivism, and eliminate racism and racial disparities. Our Criminal Justice, Police Reform and Civil Rights section addresses the intersection of criminal laws, policing and racial justice, and contains information regarding City Bar reports and programming on those subjects.
To explore our work in connection with this issue - including related reports, committees, news and more - click on the links on the lower left of this page under "Overview."