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Mar 28, 2014 An upturn in violence at New York City’s Rikers Island Jail has been the focus of recent media attention, most notably in the February...

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Jan 7, 2014 The Vera Institute of Justice is delighted that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Zachary W. Carter as Corporation Counsel for the City. A former U.S. Attorney, Mr. Carter has served on Vera’s Board of Directors since 1999. He resigned from the Board upon receiving the new appointment.   “Zach has been a wonderful, wise and insightful presence on Vera’s board,” said Nick Turner, Vera’s president and director. “The City and its residents are very...

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Nov 26, 2013 As New York prepares for its first new mayor in 12 years,  a coalition of organizations hosted a series of discussions about the future of the city, called Talking Transition. This nonpartisan event was organized to provide a forum for ordinary New Yorkers to have their voices heard during the mayoral transition. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Program (NYIFUP), a pilot project...

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