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File #: Int 0920-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring the mayor’s office of criminal justice to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs that receive funding from the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the mayor's office of criminal justice to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs that receive funding from the city.
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Laurie A. Cumbo, Vincent J. Gentile, Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Fernando Cabrera , Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal, James G. Van Bramer, I. Daneek Miller, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Paul A. Vallone, Annabel Palma, James Vacca, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the Criminal Justice Coordinator, also known as the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, to evaluate the performance of any organization that receives funding from the City for criminal justice-related services. A summary of such evaluations must be submitted to the Mayor and the Council annually.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 920, 2. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 920

 

By Council Members Cohen, Cumbo, Gentile, King, Koo, Rose, Williams, Cabrera, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Van Bramer, Miller, Crowley, Vallone, Palma, Vacca and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the mayor’s office of criminal justice to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs that receive funding from the city.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Section 13 of chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subsection (4) to read as follows:  

 

                     (4) evaluate the performance of the vendor of any contract with the coordinator’s office for the provision of criminal justice related services. For purposes of this subsection, “criminal justice related services” include but are not limited to: (i) providing alternatives to incarceration; (ii) re-entry or diversion programs; and (iii) pretrial supervised release services. Beginning on January 1, 2016 and annually thereafter, the coordinator shall submit a summary of each evaluation to the Mayor and the Council. This summary shall include criteria determined by the coordinator, which shall include, but not be limited to, information related to the following for each such organization: (i) the amount of funding received; (ii) the number of individuals served; (iii) a brief description of the services provided; and (iv) recidivism and compliance rates, if applicable.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

LS #4463

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9/24/15