Our Mission

Innovation in criminal justice.

 

There are more than 2,300 elected prosecutors in the United States, managing offices ranging from one to one thousand attorneys.  As elected officials with significant discretion responsible for the enforcement of criminal laws, prosecutors make decisions that impact all of us.

The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (IIP) provides a collaborative national platform that brings together prosecutors, policy experts, and the communities they serve to promote data-driven strategies, cutting-edge scholarship, and innovative thinking.  The IIP is dedicated to criminal justice that promotes community-centered standards of safety, fairness, and dignity.


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Lucy Lang
Executive Director, IIP

Prosecutors from the  Manhattan District Attorney’s Office  and formerly incarcerated graduates of the  IIP’s   Inside Criminal Justice  seminar visit the  Whitney Museum of Modern Art  together.

Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and formerly incarcerated graduates of the IIP’s Inside Criminal Justice seminar visit the Whitney Museum of Modern Art together.