NYPD Inspector General Confirms “Broken Windows” Policy Success is a Myth

The NYPD Office of the Inspector General issued a report yesterday confirming what many criminal justice academics, journalists, and advocates have been saying for years: the NYPD’s intrusive “Broken Windows” policy had no measurable effect on serious crime.  The report concluded that not only does aggressively policing “quality of life disorders” not prevent serious crime, its “cost is paid in police time, in an increase in the number of people brought into the criminal justice system and, at times, in a fraying of the relationship between the police Continue reading →

NCIA files FOIA request with BOP for Compassionate Release Data

The BOP has come under strident criticism in recent years for its failure to adequately respond to inmates’ requests for compassionate release (also called Reduction in Sentence “RIS”).  Groups like Human Rights Watch, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and Public Source have written about the paucity of inmate compassionate release requests that successfully make it through the layers of bureaucracy, as well as the inadequacy of the BOP’s record keeping.  However, a critical April, 2013 report by the DOJ Inspector General seems to have been the Continue reading →

We Have Moved!

We have moved, but only around the corner! Effective November 23, 2015, our new administrative office is located at 7205 Rutherford Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, just one minute away from our original location. We will share the same building as GEBS BBQ Restaurant at NCIA. Our new office will be directly across the street from our Youth in Transition School. All contact information including business phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any further questions or concerns Continue reading →

Dr. Jerome G. Miller, Co-Founder of NCIA, Dies at the Age of 83

With saddened hearts, we announce that Dr. Jerome G. Miller, Co-Founder of NCIA, passed away on August 7, 2015.  Dr. Jerome Miller, better known as “Jerry”, was compassionate and committed to the human service and juvenile corrections field throughout his 60 year career. “We at NCIA owe a lot to Dr. Miller. He was my mentor, my inspiration and instilled in me the need to provide services to those most in need.  He lived his life with the tenets of unconditional care and the need Continue reading →

The Preventable Death of Sandra Bland: Lessons Learned

Were it not for the troubling circumstances surrounding her arrest, the nation would have never heard about the preventability of her death. In the late afternoon of July 10, 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was driving through Texas on her way to a new job when pulled over by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper for failing to signal a lane change. According to the trooper, only a written warning was going to be issued but when Ms. Bland refused his request to put out Continue reading →