Jeffrey Butts interviewed for this story on Fox News, July 30, 2020.
On June 10, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the $10M expansion of Cure Violence programs in police precincts in New York City with the highest amounts of gun violence.
Presentation by Center directors at a reception at John Jay College in conjunction with the 2019 Smart on Crime conference.
31 Deaths in Two Sniper Attacks in a Few Hours Increases Pressure for Congress to Change the Law National Journal, Brazil August 6, 2019 [Translation by Google. Probably Imperfect.] The ease of buying a firearm has returned to the center of debate in the United States. The 31 deaths in two attacks over the weekend … Continue reading National Journal Brazil – Easy Access to Firearms Returns to Center of Debate in United States
A seminar with the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Speakers explored juvenile diversion practices and policies, their costs, and benefits. Watch the entire seminar. Review the agenda. https://youtu.be/onKL6bgq9Fc
Grassroots organizations have often argued they can stop violence in a way the police department cannot. NY1 News reports on a new study by John Jay College's Research and Evaluation Center that shows some of those community programs are making a difference.
2017 documentary focuses on cases of young people convicted of various forms of murder and homicide. Includes several of my comments and observations.
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) interviewed several professionals attending the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative's 25th anniversary celebration in Orlando, Florida.
It reinforces the public's "blood lust" for seeing people punished. It also reinforces the offenders' sense of being rejected and excluded from society.