Democrat Tiffany Cabán, a New York City council candidate, has outlined a plan for victims of violent crimes to help rehabilitate their offenders in her public safety agenda.
As Cabán is a staunch critic of traditional policing methods, her public safety agenda illustrates a plan to turn away from customary policing tactics in favor of a more holistic approach. Such an approach would favor what Cabán refers to as “Violence Mediation Centers and Community-based alternatives,” as opposed to jails and prisons.
The candidate’s agenda reads:
Rather than address instances of violence with policing and prisons, we could work with programs like Common Justice and others, proven to work and developed right here in New York City, showing the way on non-carceral alternatives to instances of violence.
In Cabán’s would-be “Violence Mediation Centers,” victims and offenders would engage in a form of “restorative justice.” On page 12 of her