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Speaker Series

Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forum
Since 2002, the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City has presented a series of Criminal Justice Policy lectures sponsored by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation. Each event features a nationally prominent speaker who addresses the Crime Commission on such issues as crime, criminal justice or terrorism. The formal remarks are followed by a question-and-answer period. Each meeting is open to the media.

Attendance is limited to 150 invited guests drawn from the top ranks of the New York City business and law enforcement communities. Each lecture is printed and distributed to top business, civic and law enforcement leaders.

Howard and Abby Milstein are prominent New York philanthropists with a background in the banking and real estate industries. They have a long record of working with the New York City criminal justice system to create and support innovative programs. They are also active in national crime prevention issues.

Past Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forums have featured:

October 19, 2016
James O'Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department, discussed the importance of the police working together with the community, the NYPD's new focus on precision policing, and the challenges facing the NYPD.
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September 12, 2016
William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department, discussed the NYPD's path and its progress since taking office in 2014. He also described the public safety landscape that has been created with his successor, Chief of Department James P. O'Neill.
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June 6, 2016
John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Assistant Professor Preeti Chauhan presented to the commission the results of a study on offender mobility for misdemeanor arrests in New York City.
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March 8, 2016
Diego Rodriguez, FBI-NY Assistant Director in Charge, discussed his agency's role in fighting terrorism, international corruption and cybercrime.
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December 11, 2015
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 enforcement rates in New York City.
see video and photos from this event »
read the report »

November 12, 2015
Delano Reid, ATF-NY Special Agent in Charge, discussed the role of the ATF in firearms trafficking investigations..
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October 1, 2015
Jonathan Lippman, New York State Chief Judge, made an announcement on bail reform.
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March 20, 2015
George Hamilton, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and Anne Connolly, Chair of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, discussed the roles of accountability and human rights in building community confidence in the police service.
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February 12, 2015
Stephen Greenhalgh, London Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, discussed his experience in sustaining crime reductions in the face of shrinking budgets.
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November 19, 2014
Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, discussed access to justice for immigrants.
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February 7, 2014
William Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department, detailed changes to the NYPD under his new administration and his policing strategy.
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January 28, 2014
Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, discussed recent budget cuts to the federal court system and their effect on the criminal justice system.
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October 11, 2013
FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos discussed his agency's transformation after 9/11, and detailed how the Bureau is addressing future threats.
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September 25, 2013
Jonathan Lippman, New York State Chief Judge, announced a statewide initiative to combine the efforts of courts and service providers to address the persistent problem of human trafficking and forced prostitution in New York.
see video from this event »

January 27, 2011
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III discussed the bureau's efforts to combat the resurgent threat of organized crime as well as the challenge to law enforcement posed by new communications technologies.
see video and photos from this event »
read his remarks »

September 17, 2008
Nick Herbert, MP, the United Kingdom's Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, spoke to the commission about corrections reform and crime-fighting strategies in Great Britain.
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read his remarks »

March 14, 2008
Shaun Woodward, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Sir Hugh Orde, head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, spoke to the commission about policing and political developments in Northern Ireland.
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read their remarks »

June 20, 2007
Dr. John Reid, MP, addressed the commission regarding his efforts as Britain's Home Secretary to address counter-terrorism and other crime-fighting issues.
read his remarks »

April 17, 2007
Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, discussed recent developments in the global struggle against terrorism.
read his remarks »

November 13, 2006
Sir Jeremy Greenstock, formerly Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations and envoy to Iraq, presented a Milstein lecture regarding the trends in geopolitics which tend to feed terrorism and international crime.
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read his remarks »

April 18, 2006
Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, delivered a lecture regarding the bombings in London in July 2005 and his department's strategies for addressing the threat of terrorism.
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read his remarks »

  • March 8, 2005
    John M. Walker, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit delivered a presentation regarding federal sentencing guidelines.
    read his remarks »

  • November 10, 2003
    U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about efforts to combat abusive tax shelters on Capitol Hill.
    read his remarks »

  • October 29, 2003
    Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation, Department of Homeland Security spoke about the Department's work on the problems of visa overstays and false identity papers.
    read his remarks »

  • December 19, 2002
    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III spoke to the Crime Commission about counter-terrorism measures being undertaken by the Bureau.
    read his remarks »



PAST SPEAKERS
Breakfast Forums, Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forums, and James M. Fox Lectures have featured:
  • April 5, 2017
    Jeremy Travis, President, and Preeti Chauhan, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • March 20, 2017
    Dr. Shabnam Javdani, Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt; Roberta Liggett, Program Associate, Crime Commission's E-Responder Program; Michael Perry, Program Supervisor, Central Family Life Center's True 2 Life Program; & Michael Rodriguez, Outreach Worker, Bronx Connect's Release the Grip Program

  • March 8, 2017
    James "Spider" Marks, Major General (retired), U.S. Army; former Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center

  • 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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