Discuss Closing Rikers with Judge Jonathan Lippmann, Glenn Martin and Justice Reform Funders

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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In February of 2016, two dozen policymakers, funders, advocates, and experts came together under the leadership of Judge Jonathan Lippmann to form an independent Commission to consider ways to improve justice in NYC. They concluded that closing the Rikers Island Prison Complex was a necessity, and a few weeks ago, released their recommendations through the report Towards a More Just NYC. Philanthropy New York – in collaboration with the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative - is excited to host Commission Chair Judge Lippmann and Glenn Martin for questions and discussion about the Commission's recommendations and future plans for implementation.

Rikers has long been a symbol of inequity and justice reform gridlock in NYC, and it will take the entire community to address it. Join the conversation to understand the specific role philanthropy can play in doing so.

  • Recommendations outlined in the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform’s recently released report on closing Rikers
  • Future plans for implementation of recommendations
  • Initiatives philanthropy can support to close Rikers

Also, please join us on May 17th for The Price of Justice: America’s Unfair Bail and Prosecution System, where we will continue the conversation around closing Rikers, specifically through the lens of reforms in bail and prosecutorial accountability.


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All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program

Registration is required by May 15th.

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Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee).

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