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John Jay Launches "National Network for Safe Communities"
The College's Center for Crime Prevention and Control launched the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Providence, RI in June. President Jeremy Travis, who is co-chair of NNSC, described the network as a "unique coalition of police chiefs, prosecutors, community leaders and scholars, all committed to building a new standard of practice...promoting racial reconciliation between minority communities and law enforcement and reducing high levels of incarceration." The new standards are rooted in the systematic implementation of two crime prevention strategies -- one to prevent homicide and serious violence associated with gangs and other violent groups, and the other to eliminate overt drug markets. These strategies are currently being implemented in 75 jurisdictions across the country. The chief architect of these crime reduction strategies is Professor David Kennedy, NNSC co-chair and Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, who noted, "These strategies work. We've been losing whole generations of young people to the streets, prison, or murder, and we simply don't have to live with that any longer." For more information about NNSC, click here.

Alumni Association & Center on Terrorism Establish Graduate Scholarship
The John Jay College Alumni Association and the Center on Terrorism have established a special terrorism studies graduate scholarship in honor of the many John Jay College Alumni who died in the September 11th attacks. The scholarship memorializes the victims of 9/11, and supports the advanced academic studies that promote better understanding of terrorism, strategies for countering it, and policies for preventing it. This scholarship is a $2000 award (i.e., $1000 per semester for two semesters) to a graduate student studying terrorism. Students must be enrolled in at least one course for each semester. The deadline for applying is September 11, 2009. For eligibility requirements and an application, click here.

J Journal: New Writing on Justice

Rave Reviews
Having just published its third issue, the J Journal: New Writing on Justice has already garnered some impressive reviews from the literary world. The Library Journal called the J Journal "an engaging perspective on justice in America." The UTNE Reader describes it as "a strange and delightful hybrid of literary, creative writing on crime, criminal justice, law, and law enforcement. The Review Review says, "I think we can expect great things from this lit mag." And NewPages declares that "Opening this stylish-looking rag is not just a distinct pleasure, it is a nourishing experience." The J Journal, published twice a year, presents its readers with contemporary justice issues through the prism of creative, not scholarly work. To get a first-hand look at what makes this publication unique and for subscription information, go to


The Office of Continuing & Professional Studies
Open Houses

Paralegal Studies Open Houses

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

General Open Houses

Monday, August 31, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us at one of these open houses to find out about our exciting new courses and to meet our distinguished faculty. Refreshments will be served. John Jay alumni who register for courses receive a 10% discount.

For more information about our fall 2009 course offerings, click here.

John Jay College
555 West 57th Street, Room 613BMW
New York City

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 13, 2009                              9:00 AM

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? You can help make a difference. Join us in the fight against breast cancer by participating in the 2009 Komen Race for the Cure. The JOHN JAY JAYWALKERS are once again registered as a team. Alumni, faculty, staff and students have participated in this worthwhile event for the past 16 years and in 2006 and 2007, the JAYWALKERS had the largest team in the College/University category.

Click here to sign up.

For more information, contact the JAYWALKERS Team Captain, Irene O'Donnell, at or 212-237-8540.

Central Park West
New York City

62nd Professional Security Management Course
Mondays, September 21, 2009 to December 7, 2009
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This course of 11 sessions is designed for individuals already in and those seeking a career in Security Management. It is structured around the testing areas outlined by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Professional Certification Board. The course covers the ten mandatory CPP Examination areas: Emergency Planning, Physical Security, Investigations, Protection of Sensitive Information, Legal Aspects of Security, Security Management, Personnel Security, Substance Abuse, Loss Prevention, and Liaison. Presentations will also be offered on: Bomb Threats, Terrorism, Labor Relations, and Security Technology. This program is useful for those preparing for the Certified Protection Professional Examination.

The cost of the program is $500 for advanced paid registration. At the door, the cost is $525. The fee includes workbook and resource materials. John Jay alumni receive a 10% discount. Group discounts are available.

For more information and to register, contact the Criminal Justice Center, Security Management Institute, 555 West 57th Street, Room 603B, New York, NY 10019, phone 212.237.8638, fax 212.237.8637 or email

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New York City

Alumni Spotlight

Martin F. Horn (MA '74

"I am delighted to join the faculty of my alma mater," noted Martin F. Horn (MA '74) upon his appointment as a Distinguished Lecturer in John Jay's Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration. Horn recently stepped down as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction and Department of Probation.

As a result of his leadership, the City dramatically changed the way the family court system responds to juvenile delinquents, replacing destructive institutionalization with community based supervision demonstrated to obtain better outcomes. During his tenure, the success of persons on probation improved dramatically. The Probation Department created geographic information and accountability systems that are unparalleled in their sector and make the work of probation officers more effective.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the Department of Correction and the Department of Probation, he served as a member of Governor Tom Ridge's Senior Staff as Secretary of Administration for the State of Pennsylvania. From March 1995 until January 2000, he served as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Corrections. Horn earlier served as executive director and chief operating officer for the New York State Division of Parole, was Assistant Commissioner of Corrections for New York State and Superintendent of the Hudson Correctional Facility. He began his career as a New York State Parole Officer in 1969.

Horn is no stranger to teaching. He was an assistant professor of criminal justice at the State University College in Utica, New York from 1975 to 1977 and throughout his career, he has continued to teach holding adjunct positions at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania and John Jay College. "John Jay has become the premier center for innovative criminal justice thinking. I look forward to teaching and sharing my experience with the next generation of criminal justice professionals and participating in the work of the College's Prisoner Reentry Institute."

Student Highlights

John Jay students took first through fourth places in the annual CUNY-wide Moot Court Competition held at Fordham University Law School last April. The four medal-winning students were part of a field of 15 - eight from John Jay. The "blind" competition was judged by former Manhattan prosecutor Anne B, Rudman who had no idea what school the students represented until the competition and judging were completed. Ryan Wade won the competition for the second consecutive year. Najah Gall took second place, Tricia Lewis finished third and Beruryah Batyehudah came in fourth. One of their coaches, Professor Martin Wallenstein, Chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, noted that the students had only one month to prepare. "It was fast and intense. I'm so proud of our students. They won because our classes at John Jay gave them a great background and because they prepared very well." Other members of the coaching team were Rosemarie Maldonado, Counsel to the President; Sylvia Montalban, Assistant Counsel and alumnus Michael Liddie (BA '91, MPA '93, JD), Deputy Labor Designee.

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