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Speaker Series

Crime Commission Breakfast Forum
For over 30 years, the Crime Commission has featured prominent government and law enforcement figures at its breakfast forums. The speaker briefs an audience of leaders from the business, civic and law enforcement communities on critical initiatives and policies that affect the local criminal justice system. Guest speakers have included: U.S. Senators and Representatives, federal judges, cabinet under-secretaries, the governor, the state attorney general, mayor, police commissioner, prosecutors, heads of the New York office of federal enforcement agencies, and others.

Recently, the Crime Commission has hosted breakfast forums featuring:

April 27, 2015
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, head of the New York state court system, addressed the commission about summons court reform; and John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Assistant Professor Preeti Chauhan presented to the commission the results of a study on summons issuance patterns in New York City.
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October 28, 2014
John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Assistant Professor Preeti Chauhan presented to the commission the results of a study on trends in misdemeanor arrests in New York.
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June 24, 2014
Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., Richmond County District Attorney, addressed the Crime Commission on the growing heroin crisis in New York.

May 15, 2013
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney, addressed the Crime Commission on intelligence driven prosecution.

April 22, 2013
Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, addresses the issue of public corruption and the role of the prosecutor.
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February 26, 2013
Lt. General Frank Kearny addressed the Crime Commission on the effects of transnational crime on law enforcement.

January 15, 2013
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, head of the New York state court system, addressed the Crime Commission at a Breakfast Forum about felony case adjudication.


October 16, 2012
Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, addressed the Crime Commission on law enforcement's response to the rise of cyber crime and the future of technology in crime fighting.

May 22, 2012
Richard A. Clarke, Security Expert and Former White House Advisor, addressed the Crime Commission at a breakfast forum about the prevalance of cyber crime and its imminent dangers as technology evolves and cyber criminals become more sophisticated in their efforts.
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April 16, 2012
Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York addressed the Crime Commission at a breakfast forum about the costly and widespread threat of cyber crime.
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February 29, 2012
Stacia Hylton, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, explained how the U.S. Marshals address violent crime and reduce risks to law enforcement personnel. She highlighted these efforts as they apply to suppressing gang activity, enforcement of federal and state sex offender laws, and community reinvestment efforts through the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program.
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January 23, 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (NY); Chris Sonderby, Associate General Counsel of Facebook,; Mary Galligan, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber/Special Operations Division; and Helen Nissenbaum, Professor in the NYU Steinhardt School's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, participated in a panel discussion on cyber crime co-sponsored by the Crime Commission and the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge.

September 21, 2011
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, head of the New York state court system, announced the need for sweeping reform of the state's juvenile justice system at a Citizens Crime Commission Breakfast Forum.
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May 23, 2011
Franklin E. Zimring, the William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley, addressed the Crime Commission at a Breakfast Forum, discussing the role played by the NYPD in achieving dramatic and unprecedented reductions in crime in New York City during the last two decades.
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February 28, 2011
Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, addressed the Crime Commission at a Breakfast Forum, discussing the challenges associated with terrorism trials.
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November 12, 2010
Kenneth Melson, Deputy Director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, addressed the Crime Commission at a Breakfast Forum, discussing the Bureau's efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking.
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September 10, 2010
Garry McCarthy, Director of the Newark, NJ Police Department, addressed the Crime Commission at a breakfast forum, discussing his efforts to reduce crime and work with the community to improve law enforcement.
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May 19, 2010
Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion spoke to the Crime Commission about her efforts to improve the effectiveness of New York State's juvenile justice system.
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March 16, 2010
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, head of the New York state court system, spoke at a Citizens Crime Commission Breakfast Forum about the need for reform of the state's juvenile justice system.
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February 4, 2010
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division
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January 13, 2010
Denise E. O'Donnell, who serves as the top law enforcement official in the Paterson administration and the Commissioner of New York's Division of Criminal Justice Services
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April 30, 2009
Robert Sica, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service's New York Field Office, spoke to the Crime Commission about the work of the Secret Service and recent trends in security and counter-terrorism.
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February 18, 2009
Brian Fischer, Commissioner of New York State's Department of Corrections
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June 12, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spoke about his crime-fighting accomplishments in Los Angeles and how his work there differs from his experiences in New York City.
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May 28, 2008
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly provided the Crime Commission with a wide-ranging overview of current operations and new initiatives at the department, including measures being taken to address the threat of terrorism.
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March 15, 2007
FBI Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office, Mark Mershon, spoke about recent trends and developments at the office and in the crime-fighting field.

December 11, 2006
Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College spoke regarding several new initiatives planned for the college.
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October 21, 2005
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke about his department's approach to counter-terrorism issues.




PAST SPEAKERS
Breakfast Forums, Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forums, and James M. Fox Lectures have featured:
  • October 19, 2016
    James O'Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • September 12, 2016
    William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • June 6, 2016
    Jeremy Travis, President, and Preeti Chauhan, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • March 8, 2016
    Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • December 11, 2015
    Jeremy Travis, President, and Preeti Chauhan, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • November 12, 2015
    Delano Reid, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • October 1, 2015
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court System

  • April 27, 2015
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court System; Jeremy Travis, President, and Preeti Chauhan, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • March 20, 2015
    George Hamilton, Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland, and Anne Connolly, Chair, Northern Ireland Policing Board

  • February 12, 2015
    Stephen Greenhalgh, London Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

  • November 19, 2014
    Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • October 28, 2014
    Jeremy Travis, President, and Preeti Chauhan, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • June 24, 2014
    Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., District Attorney, Richmond County

  • February 7, 2014
    William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • January 28, 2014
    Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • October 11, 2013
    George Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • September 25, 2013
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court System

  • May 15, 2013
    Cyrus R. Vance Jr., District Attorney,
    New York County

  • April 22, 2013
    Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York

  • February 26, 2013
    Lt. General Frank Kearny

  • January 15, 2013
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge,
    New York State Court System

  • October 16, 2012
    Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

  • May 22, 2012
    Richard A. Clarke, Security Expert and Former White House Advisor

  • April 16, 2012
    Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York

  • February 29, 2012
    Stacia Hylton, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service

  • January 23, 2012
    Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (NY); Chris Sonderby, Associate General Counsel, Facebook; Mary Galligan, Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber/Special Operations Division, FBI; & Helen Nissenbaum, Professor, NYU

  • September 21, 2011
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court System

  • May 23, 2011
    Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, University of California-Berkeley

  • February 28, 2011
    Loretta Preska, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • January 27, 2011
    Robert Mueller, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • November 12, 2010
    Kenneth Melson, Deputy Director, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

  • September 10, 2010
    Garry McCarthy, Director, Newark, NJ Police Department

  • May 19, 2010
    Gladys Carrion, Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services

  • March 16, 2010
    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court System

  • February 4, 2010
    Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

  • January 13, 2010
    Denise O'Donnell, New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner

  • April 30, 2009
    Robert Sica, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division, U.S. Secret Service

  • February 18, 2009
    Brian Fischer, Commissioner, New York State Department of Corrections

  • September 17, 2008
    Nick Herbert, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, U.K. Parliament

  • June 12, 2008
    William Bratton, Chief, Los Angeles Police Department

  • May 28, 2008
    Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • March 14, 2008
    Shaun Woodward, MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and
    Sir Hugh Orde, Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland

  • June 20, 2007
    Dr. John Reid, MP, U.K. Home Secretary

  • April 17, 2007
    Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief, U.K. Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

  • March 15, 2007
    Mark Mershon, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Division, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • December 11, 2006
    Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • November 13, 2006
    Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations and Her Majesty's former Special Representative in Iraq

  • April 26, 2006
    Robert Mueller, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • April 18, 2006
    Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner, London Metropolitan Police

  • October 21, 2005
    Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

  • June 13, 2005
    Stuart Levey, Under Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • May 2, 2005
    Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York

  • March 8, 2005
    John M. Walker, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • October 19, 2004
    Anthony Placido, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

  • June 22, 2004
    David Kelley, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York

  • March 29, 2004
    James B. Comey, Jr., U.S. Deputy Attorney General

  • January 8, 2004
    Pasquale D'Amuro, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Division, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • November 10, 2003
    Carl Levin, U.S. Senator (D-MI)

  • October 29, 2003
    Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • July 1, 2003
    Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York

  • May 29, 2003
    Charles J. Hynes, District Attorney, Kings County

  • January 29, 2003
    Anthony Placido, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration

  • December 19, 2002
    Robert Mueller, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

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