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City Readies to Pay Incentives to People at Risk of Committing Gun Violence

The Advance Peace model of mentoring and rewards for reaching life goals has been proven to work in other cities and is about to get its biggest test yet.

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Why Are Shootings Up in New York City? We Asked Four People on the Front Lines

A mother who lost a son, a cop, a violence interrupter and an academic weigh in on the murder spike that’s accompanied the pandemic — and talk about how to drive the violence back down.

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Close-Rikers Jail Plan Faces Pandemic-Driven Delay as Budget’s Cut by $500M

Funding for building four borough jails has been sliced to $8.2 billion, a 10-year city budget forecast says — with a new construction timeline that could extend two years past the mayor’s 2026 Rikers shutdown pledge.

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Delays on Rikers Replacement Jails Buoy Critics, Even as Planning Moves Ahead

Pandemic snags smaller jails’ timeline, giving new hope to opponents — while advocates say recent drop in inmate population proves it’s time to press ahead.

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City Scrambling to Get Electronic Monitors for New Bail Rules

Even with new rules in effect, the city is looking at ankle bracelets and apps. Meanwhile, some defendants are being set free, sans monitoring.

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Key Bail Reform Support Program Is Still Months Away

"Atlas" promises services to help freed defendants avoid trouble. But with new rules already in effect, no one has been selected to run the program.

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Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

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Correction Officers Get Lavish Welcome at Juvenile Center They’re Due to Exit

Records show nearly $17 million spent on facilities for guards mere months before children’s agency takes over Horizon facility in the South Bronx.

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Proposed State Parole Overhaul Gains Wider Backing

The New York State Bar Association is endorsing a push to eliminate jailing for minor technical parole violations.

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City Probers Flagged Anti-Violence Group Cited After Brownsville Shooting

Investigators slammed Man Up!’s Andre Mitchell for financial and hiring practices while getting taxpayer funds, records obtained by THE CITY show.


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Brooklyn Jail on Fast Track to Shutdown

Detention Complex looking to clear out within months, moving male inmates into Rikers’ female wing, say union sources.

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Brownsville Demands Action in Wake of Mass Shooting

Some say Mayor de Blasio’s $9 million criminal justice budget boost isn’t enough as local activists set own priorities for healing the community.