Summons Reform: In 2016, the Council passed the Criminal Justice Reform Act to reduce low-level offenses. Asset Forfeiture: In 2016, the Council held a hearing to ensure due process, transparency and accountability around property seized during the course of an arrest and civil forfeiture. The bill is currently being negotiated. Rikers Reform: The Council is …READ MORE
School Safety: The NYPD School Safety Division will assess which schools may be ready to have their metal detectors removed and will follow up with a report to the Council. The Memorandum of Understanding of policies and protocols within NYPD and Department of Education and promote de-escalation are currently in progress. Working towards ending zero …READ MORE
The Council ensured the newly appointed Supportive Housing Task Force prioritized the complex housing needs of runaway/homeless youth (RHY). In January of this year, Administration confirmed that youth in the RHY system will be eligible for new supportive housing units.
In November of 2016, the Council passed legislation to create an Office of Labor Standards at the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Council and the Administration invested $100 million towards a significant expansion of DYCD’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to a year-round employment program that includes a summer job, 60,000 SYEP placements and an …READ MORE
In FY17, the Council and the Administration allocated $4 million to expand the Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP), a proven model for better birth outcomes, for first-time parents and their children. The Council provided $800,000 to providers to create a dedicated fund for access to contraceptives, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) that incorporate culturally relevant counseling, focus …READ MORE
Improving Data Collection: In October of 2016 the Council passed legislation to collect disaggregated data on sexuality and gender identity, the Asian Pacific American community, and multiracial New Yorkers. The Council will pass legislation ensuring all City agencies collect information necessary to conduct government operations and deliver City services, and impose strict guidelines as to …READ MORE