Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

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Citizens Crime Commission of New York City
Motto "We want to improve the law enforcement and criminal justice system in our community
Formation 1978
Type Nonprofit organization Nonpartisan
Headquarters New York, NY, United States
Richard Aborn
Key people
  • Ashley Cannon
  • Roberta Liggett
  • Stephanie Ueberall
  • Ina Wanca
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014) $412,190[1]

The Citizens Crime Commission of New York City (Crime Commission) is an independent, non-profit, nonpartisan organization focused on criminal justice and public safety policy reform.

The Crime Commission’s recent education and advocacy efforts have focused on supporting the greater use of DNA evidence in crime fighting,[2] highlighting the changing nature of the threat of terrorism,[3] and developing interventions against gun violence.[4]


Richard Aborn serves as president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. In addition to his service to the Crime Commission, Mr. Aborn is president of Constantine Aborn Advisory Services, LLC (CAAS). He is also one of the managing partners of the law firm Constantine Cannon, and is on the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Harlem Mothers SAVE, Westside Crime Prevention Council, CASES, the Tannenbaum Center and PBS-WLIW.[5]


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