Redefining Safety and Justice for the 21st Century City

Over the last three decades, New York City has seen a dramatic reduction in crime that has transformed it into one of the safest big cities in the United States. The proposal to replace Rikers Island with a network of borough-based jails–and the fundamental rethinking about past strategies of policing, prosecution, and detention–have brought New York’s criminal justice system to an inflection point. What criminal justice system do we want for our city for the 21st century and what kinds of spaces do we need to support it? Join us for this wide-ranging conversation about the future of justice in New York.

Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
Tina Luongo, Chief Defender, Criminal Defense Practice, The Legal Aid Society
Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President, The Fortune Society
Moderated by Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League.

Redefining Safety and Justice for the 21st Century City is co-sponsored by Open House New York, The Architectural League/Urban Omnibus, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union.

Spaces of Justice is a new year-long series of tours, panel discussions, and other public programs organized by Open House New York that will allow the public to examine firsthand the spaces with primary responsibility for producing safety and rendering justice in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free admission is made possible by a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.


The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Foundation Building
7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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