The Crime Report Will Close Down Operations December 31

After careful consideration and deliberation, John Jay College has made the difficult decision to close The Crime Report. This decision, driven by financial constraints, comes after 15 years of providing a platform for thoughtful and accurate criminal justice journalism.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for your support and contributions, which have played a crucial role in influencing the national conversation on criminal justice issues and helped us to highlight quality journalism in this niche across the country.

For members: throughout December, we will be issuing prorated refunds for subscriptions that extend into 2024. Members impacted will receive additional emails about this process and can contact admin@thecrimereport.org with any questions.

The Crime Report will continue operating through the end of the year, and we are actively working with our partners at the college to secure free and accessible online archives for 2024 onward. We will keep you updated on that progress.

The Justice Digest will continue to publish through Dec 31, 2023, along with a handful of pending projects we hope that you’ll enjoy.

In the meantime, we invite you to join us in celebrating the rich history of our community and the impact it has had on criminal justice journalism.

As we say goodbye we’d like to recommend a few news publications that excel in reporting on criminal justice issues and whose work we have highlighted in the past. Here are just a few of our team’s favorites across the spectrum:

The Marshall Project
Crime and Justice News from Arizona State University and the National Criminal Justice Association
The Prison Journalism Project
The Trace
The New York Law Journal and the larger team at Law.com 
The Appeal 
Injustice Watch
The criminal justice beat at newsrooms like the Texas Tribune, The City, Houston Chronicle, Propublica and others.
And the essential local work of countless nonprofit newsroom members of the Institute for Nonprofit News network.

We’ll continue to share work from outlets like these through the end of December, and we encourage you to follow diligent reporting on the criminal justice system and related issues wherever it is published and the work of our occasional and regular contributors wherever they go next.

Thank you for being a part of The Crime Report community.

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