The high-profile bail reform legislation enacted in 2020 is just one example of the alternatives to incarceration that New York City has developed in recent years. How effective have alternatives to incarceration been, and what are other ways to reduce the city’s reliance on jail? Legal thinkers, defense attorneys, and prosecutors bring to light the data behind these alternatives and what reforms are still needed to make communities safe.
Featuring: Sherene Crawford, executive assistant DA, Pathways to Public Safety, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; Ann-Marie Lousion, chief impact officer, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES); and Julia Solomons, senior social worker, The Bronx Defenders. Moderated by Krystal Rodriguez, policy director, Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College.