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File #: Int 0037-2018    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: Committee
Committee: Committee on Justice System
On agenda: 1/31/2018
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, Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal, Peter A. Koo, Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 5
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.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 37, 2. Int. No. 37, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 37

 

By Council Members Cohen, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Koo and Cabrera

 

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, 2019 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/Int 920-2015

LS 268

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