Released pioneering study on how outdoor lighting reduces crime – making NYC the first in the country to rigorously examine the effect of different lighting installation strategies on crime reduction, including sexual violence.
The Administration completed installation of 1,000 new lights to improve public safety.
Signed new amendments to the Human Rights Law, including Intro 832, which protects victims of domestic violence from housing discrimination.
Established the City's Commission on Human Rights as the first human rights agency in any major U.S. city to certify U and T visas for immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking, which allow undocumented immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking to remain in the U.S. during an investigation and can provide a pathway to legal permanent residence.
Invested in domestic violence resources for Department of Homeless Services clients, including: increasing space by 50% to serve over 13,000 homeless children and adults per year, adding 700 units and emergency beds, and providing LINC rental assistance.
Worked to end street harassment and subway "grinding" by adding 150 NYPD officers assigned to transit to respond to street/subway harassment.