From Punishment to Public Health

From Punishment to Public Health

The John Jay Clemency Project

A new undertaking in the From Punishment to Public Health (P2PH) initiative

at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program Description: Through this semester long internship program, students will gain firsthand experience and knowledge of Executive Clemency petitions by encouraging and aiding New York State inmates in compiling Clemency petitions to have their sentences commuted or reduced by Governor Cuomo’s Office. Students will be able to manage their own caseload of client inmates, advocate for the commutation of sentences, draft memorandums and compose a clemency application, which will be sent to the Governor’s Clemency Board.

Program Benefits: Students will gain first hand legal experience and knowledge, and can receive elective credits or major related credits (varies by major) upon completion of the project.

First Name:_________________________________________________________

Last Name:_________________________________________________________

Address:_________________________________________________________

Preferred Email:_________________________________________________________

Secondary Email:_________________________________________________________

Phone:_________________________________________________________

Date of Birth:_________________________________________________________

Gender:_________________________________________________________

Major(s):_________________________________________________________

Minor(s):_________________________________________________________

Expected Graduation Year:___________

Current GPA:____________

List College talents/honors/awards:

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List any college extracurricular activities or leadership positions:

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List any special interests, talents or hobbies you may have:

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List any civic/religious/charitable activities in which you are involved:

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How would you best describe yourself?

□ African/American 

 

□ Native American

□ Asian/Pacific Islander

 

□ White

□ Hispanic/Non-White

 

□Other ______________

 

Please indicate what language(s) is/are spoken in your household:______________________

 

Applicants are required to submit with the application one letter of recommendation from a Professor.

Name of recommender:  ________________________________________________________

 

Recommender’s email address:  __________________________________________________

 

Short Answer Question: [250-500 words each question]

  1. Please describe any cultural, economic, physical or educational disadvantage that you (or your immediate family) have experienced and how you are overcoming these obstacles.

 

  1. Through this internship students will work closely with people who are involved in the justice system, stigmatized for their criminal experience(s), and at-risk of reoffending upon reentry. Describe your experience working with at-risk people. In your response, please discuss your strengths in this sort of work and at least one area that you’d like to improve.

 

  1. Why are you interested in the Clemency Project and why would this internship experience benefit you personally and professionally?

 

Applications are due April 14th in the New Building room 7.65.36 or by email: Jessica.Tiburcio@jjay.cuny.edu