The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) at John Jay College trains professional journalists to produce high-quality reporting on criminal justice. Since its inception, CMCJ has become a key resource for scholars, practitioners, legislators of both parties and advocates who seek a nonpartisan channel for informing the media and the wider public about best practices and critical research outside the pressure of deadlines.
This funding will be used to continue Tow/Juvenile Justice Reporting Fellowships for improved local coverage of juvenile justice issues around the country. The Fellowships will center around investigating challenges to widespread reform in the justice system. Under the guidance of CMCJ faculty and with help from their cohort, fellows will produce a project focused on exploring one such reform challenge in-depth.