John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Butts Named to DOJ Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board

June 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The 25-member board advises OJP on the areas of social science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of OJP […]

John Jay Science and Math Students’ PRISM Research Showcased at New York State Capitol

June 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math Recognized by Legislature Twenty John Jay College science students had their research exhibited in the New York State Capitol building for a week starting on Tuesday, June 9.  The research projects were conducted as part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). […]

Good Things Come to Those Who Persevere – Kudos to John Jay Valedictorian and Salutatorians!

June 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Elvira Kirilko, the valedictorian of the Class of 2015, sat for an interview with John Jay News knowing that the following day, she had a one on- one with an admission representative from Georgetown University Law School – her first choice. Any nervousness on her part proved misplaced. Shortly thereafter, she made the move from […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Once Upon a DREAM

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe knows the meaning of struggle. After arriving in the United States from the Dominican Republic at the age of 8, she became one of the millions of undocumented immigrants in this country confronting the challenges that come with such a status. She has done more than confront them; she has overcome […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: To Serve and Inspect

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Taisha Guy is matter-of-fact when it comes to discussing her future. “I want to become an inspector general,” she says. “I want to work for the Department of Health and Human Services’ IG office or for the NYC Department of Investigation.” Guy graduates this year with her second degree from John Jay,  an M.P.A. with […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: She’s No. 1!

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Taisha Lazare has the distinction of being the first John Jay student to win a scholarship endowed by one of America’s foremost living playwrights, and named for New York State’s longest-serving Court of Appeals judge. The Judge Judith S. Kaye Pioneer of Justice Scholarship, created with a gift from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, honors […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: The Write Stuff

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

She was still not even halfway through her senior year when Dominika Szybisty got a plum that most English majors only dream of: her name mentioned prominently in a new scholarly work. Szybisty was a young McNair Scholar when one of her mentors, English Professor Allison Pease, asked her to take on a demanding editing […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: ¡Viva John Jay!

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Hector Bernal takes a back seat to no one when it comes to being a John Jay “true believer.” A first-generation Mexican-American from the Bronx, Bernal got his first taste of John Jay through the College Now program during his senior year at John Lindsay Academy. Since then, he has become a Peer Ambassador, a […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Organ-ic Chemistry

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Daniel Minervini has been playing the piano and organ since the age of age 12. It was a few years before that, fourth or fifth grade, as he recalls that he knew he wanted to pursue law enforcement as a career. It was that bit of precocious self-awareness that would ultimately lead him to John […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: Going Places

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Score another success for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, an initiative that prepares undergraduates for applying to Ph.D. programs. Jamel Love, a McNair Scholar and Political Science major, is on his way to a doctoral program at Rutgers University. Although Love’s main academic interests focus on political behavior and political psychology , “applying political […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: I See Dead People

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Stephania Guzman, a Forensic Science major, might never have imagined that her college experience would entail swabbing tissue samples from dead bodies. But it did, in fall 2013, as a member of the student research team mentored by Professor Nathan Lents. She got to visit the Body Farm, the aptly named anthropological research facility run […]

Snapshots of members of the Class of 2015: The Long and Winding Road

June 8, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mention that he’s a so-called non-traditional student, and Brad Davis bursts out laughing. “My route to John Jay was a long time coming,” said the 32-year-old Army veteran. From high school graduation in 2000, his circuitous route to John Jay took him to colleges in Virginia, Florida and Arizona, and jobs as a golf pro […]

John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

June 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nine John Jay College of Criminal Justice students – including three graduating seniors – and one recent alumna have won prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships. The end-of-year listing announced by the City University of New York includes a winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides annual stipends totaling $138,000 over three […]

John Jay Welcomes Two New Members of the John Jay Foundation Board of Trustees

June 2, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Charles D. Hammerman and Alisse Waterston to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Each board member brings stellar credentials in both the private, nonprofit and academic sectors.   Charles D. Hammerman Charles D. Hammerman is President and CEO of The Disability Opportunity […]

Chief Judge Robert Katzmann and Attorney William Ramirez to Receive Honorary Degrees and Address the Class of 2015

June 2, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather in the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the College’s 50th Commencement exercises on Wednesday, June 3, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Honorary doctorates will be presented to Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and William Ramirez, Executive […]

Alumnus Jim McCann, Actress and Advocate Mariska Hargitay, and the Ford Foundation Honored at John Jay College’s 50th Anniversary Gala

May 22, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s 50th anniversary Educating for Justice Gala on May 19 honored an award-winning TV actress and activist, an alumnus and familiar entrepreneurial icon, and a foundation with a long track record of supporting social-justice causes. Roughly 350 friends and benefactors of John Jay were on hand for the Gala, with preliminary figures showing […]

The College Initiative Joins John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute to Provide Educational Opportunities to Individuals with Criminal Justice Histories

May 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

May 21, 2015, New York, NY – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced today that New York City non-profit organization College Initiative will become a project of its Educational Initiatives department. The announcement was made at the final session of the 2014-2015 Occasional Series on Reentry Research, a […]

PRESIDENT TRAVIS RECEIVES TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

May 19, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On May 9, The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) awarded President Jeremy Travis the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony held on Ellis Island, NY. Journalist Meredith Vieira, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera, U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX), twelve members of the U.S. Military and the Police Washington, D.C. Chief […]

John Jay College Study Shows Some NYC Neighborhoods Beset by Gun Violence

May 15, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, May 15, 2015 – Across New York City as a whole, gun violence has declined for the past 20 years, but a study from John Jay College confirms that some neighborhoods are still experiencing high rates of violence. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College is assessing the implementation of […]

John Jay College Team Once Again Earns Top Honors at Model U.N. Conference

May 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the 11th consecutive year, a team from John Jay College’s United Nations Student Association has won multiple awards at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference. Led by association president Marina Kumskova and advised by Professor Jacques Fomerand of the Department of Political Science, the team gathered for the annual conference from March […]