Grantee Cohort Fall 2017
Location New York City
The Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) was created in 2013 with the purpose of applying a data-driven approach to the challenges and opportunities confronting government services. It is a research and technical assistance institution housed within the City University of New York (CUNY). The Institute provides research, policy, strategy, and performance management support to government partners and other stakeholders that help to drive reform, both in New York City and across the country. Many of its projects focus on the criminal justice system.
Its grant supported efforts to curb abuses on Rikers Island, including providing training for New York City correctional officers to address issues of violence, mismanagement, and inefficiency. It also supported development and implementation of a plan to change operations and practices in preparation for a move into new jail facilities.