Correction, Board of (BOC)

Description

Pursuant to the New York City Charter, the Board of Correction evaluates the performance of the Department of Correction, establishes and ensures compliance with minimum health standards, mental health standards and standards of confinement in all City correction facilities, reviews inmate and employee grievances, investigates serious incidents and makes recommendations in critical areas of correctional planning.

The Board is composed of nine members, three appointed by the Mayor, three by the City Council, and three by the Mayor on nomination jointly by the presiding justices of the appellate division of the Supreme Court for the first and second judicial departments on a rotating basis. Terms six years. No compensation. Mayor designates one member as Chair.

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All Board members can be contacted at the address indicated below.

Addresses

  1 Centre St., Rm. 2213 New York, NY 10007    Map this

Contact Numbers

(212) 669-7900
Fax:  (212) 669-7980

Board Members

Chair - Derrick D. Cephas
Appointed by Judicial Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2015
Vice Chair - Stanley Richards
Appointed by City Council Appointment
Term ends Oct 12, 2020
Robert L. Cohen, M.D.
Appointed by City Council Appointment
Term ends Oct 12, 2023
Hon. Bryanne Hamill
Appointed by Mayoral Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2019
Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq.
Appointed by Judicial Appointment
Term ends Nov 13, 2015
James Perrino
Appointed by Mayoral Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2021
Michael J. Regan
Appointed by City Council Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2020
Steven Safyer, M.D.
Appointed by Mayoral Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2017
Jacqueline Sherman
Appointed by Mayoral Appointment
Term ends Oct 13, 2023

Personnel

Martha King , Executive Director.
(212) 669-7900