Criminal Justice Ph.D. Student Named Project Manager for NYC Stop-and-Frisk Joint Remedial Process

In a recent hire with important ramifications for the City, doctoral student Jeanene Barrett (GC/John Jay, Criminal Justice) will manage the Joint Remedial Process (JRP), a community engagement process that seeks to gather input from those who are most affected by stop-and-frisk.  
 
The JRP, which includes focus groups and community forums as part of a federal court-ordered plan that resolved three stop-and-frisk cases, will be overseen by Court-appointed Facilitator Ariel Belen and Deputy Facilitator Michael Young.
 
Hired directly by the Facilitator, Barrett has advanced training in research methodology (quantitative and qualitative) as well as in police practices and policies.
 
“Jeanene Barrett is setting up a unique structure of civic communication,” said Professor Candace McCoy (GC/John Jay, Criminal Justice). “This will set her on a career path involving police reform using civic engagement.” 
 
Barrett brings more than 20 years’ experience working with individuals and communities in the human services and criminal/juvenile justice fields. She cites her doctoral training as a primary element in enriching her career.   

“My course work and training as a student of the GC and John Jay has been instrumental in my advanced skill development as both a practitioner and researcher,” Barrett said. “John Jay’s Ph.D. curriculum is structured in such a way that it provides intensive instruction during your first year of study. My year-long course in Criminal Justice Policy taught by Professor McCoy provided a firm foundation in police practices and policies, and proved to be an invaluable addition to my ‘tool belt.’”

Submitted on: AUG 20, 2015

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