Gun Violence 2017
America's Gun Epidemic - A Question of Public Health, Security, and Freedom

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    Founded in 1978 by concerned members of the business community, the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City has been a leader in converting ideas that address crime and protect the economic and social viability of New York City into action for over 30 years. One of the commission's first ideas to be put into action was a plan to make the criminal justice system more effective as a means to reduce street crime that plagued New York City during the 1980s and 90s. As the criminal justice landscape of New York City has changed, the Crime Commission's work has evolved with it. By issuing reports, holding forums, providing commentary to national and local media, and creating innovative projects, the commission has continued to generate new ideas and convert them into action.

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    Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.



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    is the representative and appropriating body of Student Government. Student Council is composed of twenty-five members. There are four executives (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), four class representatives of each year, and a council at large position. Student Council is responsible for disbursing Student Activities Fee funds, supporting the Essential services like the Yearbook, and representing and supporting the John Jay student community. Student Council follows the Charter of the Student Government in fulfilling its responsibilities.

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    The Office of the Advancement of Research (OAR)The mission of the Office for the Advancement of Research is to promote scholarly activity, publication/performance of works, and grantsmanship at John Jay College. The Office works with key stakeholders, including faculty, Center directors, staff and administrators to disseminate this mission via workshops, one-on-one mentoring, collaboration, and internal programs aimed at professional development. . Working with the Office of Sponsored Programs, which operates within OAR, the Office serves as a liaison and resource to faculty and staff submitting grants to federal, state, and private sources. The Office works with our Office of Marketing and Development to promote the scholarly mission of the College to the external research communities and the general public.

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    The Marshall Project

    The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.


    The Center on Media, Crime  and Justice

    The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) housed at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) since 2006, is the nation’s only practice- and research-oriented think tank devoted to encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice, and to promoting better-informed public debate on the complex 21st-century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society.

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    The National Network for Safe Communities supports cities implementing proven strategic interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.

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    P2PH is a consortium of academic, policy and direct service organizations joined together to design and expand systemic preventive interventions that reduce incarceration and enhance public health and public safety in New York City. Under the umbrella theme: From Punishment to Public Health, or P2PH, our team works to cull current research and design a platform through which we can foster collaborative dialogue and offer technical assistance to government agencies and non-profit and private service providers committed to change.  Key partners invested in accelerating reforms will collaborate to adopt, replicate and diffuse proven strategies that address the root causes of criminal behavior.

    The Research and Evaluation (John Jay REC) Center, established in 1975, provides members of the academic community of John Jay College with opportunities to respond to the research needs of justice practitioners in New York City, New York State, and the nation. The John Jay REC provides direct assistance to agencies in the justice system, designs and carries out studies of innovative strategies to prevent and reduce crime, and works to improve the effectiveness of interventions at the individual and community level.


    TEDxCUNY is the City University of New York's annual idea-sharing conference. TEDxCUNY highlights ideas from CUNY worth sharing and disseminates them via the TEDx platform. With 530,000+ students across 24 institutions, TEDxCUNY is representationally the largest TEDx University event in the country. TEDxCUNY hosts TEDxCUNYSalon events across the various campuses throughout the year. Please see more information at:

About John Jay

A senior college of the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the preeminent national and international leader in educating for justice. Set in the heart of New York City, John Jay offers students a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that balances the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College is recognized for award-winning professors whose research and scholarship address some of the most pressing issues of the day. Since its founding in 1964, John Jay’s faculty, students and alumni have been challenging the status quo as fierce advocates for justice. It is this mission that makes John Jay one of the largest veteran-serving educational institutions in the country. Today, John Jay is building upon its legacy of excellence and public service by enhancing direct services and programming to assist veterans in successfully transitioning from service member to student and from student to professional.