Former Commissioner of Probation and Corrections City of New York & John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
Martin F. Horn is a Distinguished Lecturer in Corrections at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Executive Director of the New York State Sentencing Commission. In 2002, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Martin to serve as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation. and a year later, he was asked to serve as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections simultaneously Under his leadership, suicides, jail violence, and recidivism all dropped significantly. Martin held both positions until 2009.
From 1995 until 2000, Horn served as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Corrections. He created a first-of—its kind addiction treatment program that provided funding for offenders post—release. He also prioritized and oversaw improvements to protect the rights and health of incarcerated people with mental illnesses.
He serves on the Advisory Board of the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for Persons with Disabilities.
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