Adams expands crime prevention programs and appoints women to lead city’s criminal justice


Today, NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of two women in the criminal justice field and the expansion of crime prevention programs at a press conference in the South Bronx.

Holding court at South Bronx NeON (Neighborhood Opportunity Network), locate at 198 E. 161st St. in Concourse Village, Adams unveiled the reappointment of Ana Bermúdez, as commissioner of the Department of Probation (DOP), and the appointment of Deanna Logan, as director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ).

The mayor also announced the city’s new commitment to connect every young person on probation aged 21 and under with a credible messenger mentor — someone with experience in the justice system who is committed to preventing others from following in their footsteps. Also, the city will create a massive expansion of its NeON Works programming, which offers classes, training and resources for New Yorkers on probation in their own community. This includes adding a full lineup of NeON Sports and Nutrition Kitchens to create more opportunities.