John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2016 Educating for Justice Gala Kicks Off $75 Million Campaign

May 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Gala Honors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Peter Beshar and the Tow Foundation  New York, NY, May 25, 2016 – The annual Educating for Justice gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised over $800,000 gross – a record amount – and drew 325 friends and supporters of the College. Proceeds from […]

26 Journalist Fellows Chosen to Strengthen Reporting on Juvenile Justice

May 24, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

— Fellowship program to be launched at symposium on Children & the Law, June 13-14 — New York, NY, May 2016 — The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College (CMCJ) has selected 26 journalists as Reporting Fellows for its third year-long program aimed at strengthening reporting on juvenile justice during the […]

Joshua D. Freilich: Collecting Crime Data On Political Extremists

May 16, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joshua Freilich, John Jay College of Criminal Justice From his office in midtown Manhattan, Joshua Freilich presides over what may be the most exhaustive collection of information about the actions of political extremists in the United States. A professor of criminal justice who trained as a lawyer, Freilich co-directs the United States Extremist Crime Database, […]

Charlotte Walker-Said: Researching How Perceptions Change in Changing Cultures

May 12, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Charlotte Walker-Said, John Jay College of Criminal Justice What happens to justice when a country undergoes a crisis of faith? Charlotte Walker-Said, an assistant professor of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who teaches human rights, seeks the answers in Cameroon, a West African country colonized by Germany in 1884, partitioned and ruled […]

John Jay College to Launch Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice with $3.2-Million Grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

April 29, 2016 | Audio, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the launch of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice. Funded by a $3.25-million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), the Research Network – a seven-city consortium – will use the power of data analytics to inform policy conversations and reform regarding the enforcement of […]

John Jay Online Course Honored For Promo Video

April 20, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A promotional video created for John Jay Online, the College’s distance-learning unit, has won a Bronze Award in the 37th annual Telly Awards competition. Click here to view the video. The award was for “The Literature and Law of American Slavery: Promotional Video,” which showcases John Jay Online’s massive, open, online course (MOOC) featuring Distinguished Professor […]

John Jay’s Model United Nations Team Wins First Place At The 2016 National Model U.N. Conference

April 20, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the 12th consecutive year, a team of John Jay students has taken on colleges and university institutions from more than 30 countries in the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) competition, and this year the John Jay team captured the conference’s top honor, the Outstanding Delegation Award. The weeklong global competition, which brought together […]

Meg Reiss Named Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

April 6, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced today the appointment of Meg Reiss as the first Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP). Ms. Reiss is a former Brooklyn and Nassau County prosecutor with more than two decades of high-profile experience in the courtroom […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator & Star Of The Broadway Hit Hamilton, To Be Honored At John Jay College Educating For Justice Gala

April 6, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter J. Beshar, Executive VP andGeneral Counsel of Marsh & McLennan, and the Tow Foundation, will also be recognized for their contributions to the future of justice New York, NY, March 29, 2016 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as […]

First Named Professorship Established At John Jay With Funding From Ford Foundation And Atlantic Philanthropies

March 22, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Renowned Scholar Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff is appointed as Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College announced the establishment of the Franklin A. Thomas Professorship in Policing Equity, created with $2.5 million in grants from the Ford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies. The creation of this new professorship […]

Five “True Champions” Honored At 2016 Justice Awards Ceremony

March 7, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The 2016 John Jay Justice Awards ceremony held on March 3 was a celebration of five individuals who have shown themselves to be “true champions of justice,” and the honorees who were cited for outstanding leadership in the pursuit of justice were lauded with repeated ovations from a packed house in the College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater. […]

John Jay’S Lovely Warren Receives CUNY Distinguished Alumni Award

March 3, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay alumna Lovely Warren (B.A. ’00), Mayor of Rochester, NY, was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by The City University of New York. Chancellor James B. Milliken presented the award to Mayor Warren, as well as other prominent CUNY alumni, at the annual CUNY and Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus […]

Professor David Shapiro Discusses Apple’s Encryption Dispute with FBI in CNBC Op-Ed

March 3, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor David Shapiro of the Department of Public Management, has written an op-ed published by CNBC that examines Apple’s opposition to a recent federal court order to help the Federal Bureau Investigation unlock an iPhone used by one of the attackers in the San Bernardino, CA, shooting. In the piece, “Why Apple hack is […]

Professor Dreisinger Captures A World of Incarceration in New Book

March 3, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Baz Dreisinger is among the John Jay faculty members whose academic work goes far beyond the classroom. In addition to her post in the English department, Dreisinger is an author, critic, radio producer, documentarian and the founder and academic director of John Jay’s celebrated Prison-to-College Pipeline program, an initiative that The New York […]

Australia Provides A Study-Abroad Adventure

March 3, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

It’s hard to beat a summer study-abroad opportunity — that is, unless it takes place Down Under, while your classmates are stuck at home enduring a Northeast winter. Just ask Kaitlin Hicks, a junior Criminal Justice major, who recently returned from a three week-long academic adventure in Australia. Based in Manley, Australia, 20 minutes outside […]

Professor Browne-Marshall Channels James Baldwin at King Day Talk in France

February 25, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gloria Browne-Marshall, an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and the author of numerous articles and books on race, law and American society, has traveled extensively to share her progressive understanding of race relations and constitutional law with the world, speaking to audiences in Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada and Switzerland. It came as no surprise, […]

President Jeremy Travis named to U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty

February 18, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been named a member of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty by the Urban Institute.  The partnership, established through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a new collaborative venture aimed at discovering permanent ladders of mobility for the poor and […]

John Jay Ranked Among the Safest College Campuses in the U.S. and a Top Public University in New York

February 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College has been ranked #18 in the Safest College Campuses rankings by Niche, a web-based resource for information, including rankings and reviews, on K-12 schools, colleges, cities, and neighborhoods. John Jay was also ranked #9 on Niche’s list of Top Public Universities in New York. John Jay was among 1,713 public and private four-year colleges […]

Leading U.S. Mayors to Speak on Criminal Justice Reform at John Jay College

February 5, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mayor Ras Baraka, of Newark, NJ, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, chair of the U.S. Mayors Conference Committee on Community Policing, will address the 11th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Thursday, February 25. The Feb 25-26 symposium, […]

Statement By President Travis Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Appointment Of Rossana Rosado As Secretary Of State

February 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Congratulations to Rossana Rosado, Distinguished Lecturer in Latin American/Latina/o Studies at John Jay College, who has just been appointed as New York’s next Secretary of State by Gov. Andrew Cuomo! Rossana’s appointment– which will make her our state’s highest-ranking Latina official – will be an invaluable asset for all New Yorkers. She brings to the […]