Pros and Cons of Receiverships as a Catalyst for Institutional Reform

May 19 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The federal monitor overseeing Rikers Island recently concluded that city jails are “trapped in a state of persistent dysfunctionality” with “imminent risk of harm to incarcerated individuals and staff.” This has led numerous knowledgeable city leaders to call for a receivership to bring a sense of urgency to improve safety at city jails for staff and incarcerated people alike. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York intimated that, if conditions did not improve soon, he might move for a receivership.

This forum will include two panels, one of which will discuss the successful federal court takeover of juvenile detention in Chicago as an example of what a receivership might achieve in New York City, followed by a response panel of New York City experts moderated by Errol Louis, host of Inside City Hall.

For more details, including a full list of panelists, please see the registration page.

This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia Law School, Vital City, the Columbia Justice Lab, and the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance.