A press release from Richard Aborn:

New York, NY – Noted law enforcement and crime prevention leader Richard Aborn has returned as President of the Citizens Crime Commission, Richard Ciecka, Chairman of the Board of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, announced today. Aborn returns to his previous position with the Commission after taking leave to campaign for Manhattan District Attorney, during which he effectively changed the focus of the political conversation to strategies designed to prevent crime, rather than merely respond to it after the fact.

“The Board of Directors is thrilled to have Richard back as president,” Ciecka said today. “It is rare to find someone with the mix of extensive knowledge of crime issues, proven effectiveness in implementing criminal justice policy, and the passion for crime prevention, that we have found in Richard. We look forward to his continued success in promoting strategies that enhance the safety of the citizens of New York.”
“I enthusiastically return to the post of president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City,” Aborn said. “Although crime is at historic lows, there is still much that needs to be done to improve the outcomes of the criminal justice system and effectively prevent crime. In the coming months I plan to focus the Commission’s work around issues like elder financial exploitation, advocating for reform in the juvenile justice system, and developing strategies to prevent gun violence and the inflow of crime guns into New York City through the Iron Pipeline.”
In addition to his service to the Crime Commission, Mr. Aborn serves as president of Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services (CAAS), which advises police departments, criminal justice agencies, corporations and other organizations in the United States and in Europe on high-level strategy and management issues. He is also a managing partner of the law firm Constantine Cannon, and serves on the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Harlem Mothers SAVE, Westside Crime Prevention Council, CASES, the Tannenbaum Center and PBS-WLIW. Aborn, a prominent national gun control leader, led Jim and Sarah Brady’s organization, Handgun Control, for several years in the 1990s, leading the charge to pass the assault weapons ban, Brady bill, and ban on large volume clips.
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The Citizens Crime Commission is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization working to reduce crime and to improve the criminal justice system and the safety of New York City. In the last two decades, the commission has been a leading advocate on key issues such as: creating alternatives to incarceration, improving juvenile justice, judicial reform, improving police management, and developing more effective police tactics. 

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