More Just NYC Explainer Video
The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, chaired by former Chief Judge of the State of New York Jonathan Lippman, is an independent body of more than two dozen experts, policymakers, and advocates from a variety of backgrounds, including law enforcement, academia, the judiciary, advocacy groups, business, and those who have spent time behind bars. In April 2017, the Commission issued A More Just New York City, a groundbreaking evidence-based set of recommendations for improving New York City’s criminal justice system, including closing the dysfunctional jail complex on Rikers Island, significantly reducing the number of people in jail, and shifting to a modern system of smaller facilities located near the borough criminal courts. As the Commission has continued to educate the public about the changes in public policy needed to achieve decarceration in New York City, MORE JUST NYC hired Public Square to create a brief “explainer video” to summarize the Commission’s recommendations. Public Square collaborated with the award-winning animation company The Studio to produce this short animated video.
Watch the video.