To further the office’s educational mission, experienced prosecutors offer lectures to schools and youth groups on a range of topics, and sponsors guest speakers. The office also participates in the New York State High School Mock Trial Program, offered through a joint venture by the New York State Bar Associate, the New York Bar Foundation and the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program.
SNP is also a longtime participant in the Law Enforcement Explorers program, which provides young men and women from the city's diverse communities with an introduction to a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program, geared for ages 14 to 20, often results in strengthening ties between the community and police.
Opioid Epidemic Reports
In carrying out its mission to save lives, SNP seeks to educate the public about the opioid epidemic. Over the past four years, SNP partnered with Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark as co-clients for graduate-level researchers from Columbia University. Examining the opioid epidemic in New York City, these capstone teams produced independent reports and recommendations for improved access to treatment services, substance abuse education and prevention initiatives.