Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

On September 14, 2020, Cadwalader Law Firm hosted a virtual seminar called, "Reasonable Force" : A Civil Rights Discussion with President Karol Mason. The discussion regarded the standards for use of “reasonable force” in police brutality cases. President Mason said that policies are needed about how law enforcement are trained regarding what is considered “objectively reasonable” for use of force: Unless someone’s life is at risk, everyone should leave an encounter alive. She discussed how the officers who stood by in the George Floyd case were able to be fired because the Police Department had a specific policy regarding this. She indicated that some union contracts do not allow Police Chiefs to hold officers accountable for use of excessive force. She advocated that citizens and mayors need to demand that Police Chiefs be able to hold officers accountable. A recording of the event is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkBRjWEiOo


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

In May 2020, President Karol Mason, representing John Jay College, participated on the NY Governor's COVID-19 Domestic Violence Task Force, to look beyond the use of shelters for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The task force issued several recommendations, including the following:
* Funding should be provided for the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to utilize a housing navigator system in each of the state's 10 regions. Navigator will work with survivors to help them access available resources and housing support beyond shelters, and work with advocates to help them better understand the process and assist with their clients' housing needs.
*Funding should be provided for state-licensed domestic violence service providers for mobile devices and improved Wi-Fi access. The improved technology will allow programs and shelters to better serve victims and survivors of domestic violence who are facing increased isolation and difficulty accessing services due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
* OPDV should permanently incorporate a chat and text component into the functionality of the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline.
The announcement is at: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/following-spike-domestic-violence-during-covid-19-pandemic-secretary-governor-melissa-derosa. The report is posted at:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/DVTF-Report-FINAL.pdf


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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