March 13, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced four key criminal justice appointments to his administration. The Mayor named Joseph Ponte as Commissioner of the Department of Correction, Ana Bermúdez as Commissioner of the Department of Probation, Elizabeth Glazer as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Vincent Schiraldi as Senior Advisor to the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
“These leaders have the depth of experience and knowledge necessary to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and lower incarceration rates – and I’m confident that under their leadership, we will reform outdated practices and guide these city agencies into a new era,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Together, these appointees will bring about a cohesive, community-focused criminal justice policy for the City of New York.”
Currently Joseph Ponte is Commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections. Ana Bermúdez brings more than 20 years of experience within the criminal justice system. Elizabeth Glazer brings decades of experience in the justice system. A native of Massachusetts, Joseph Ponte has more than 40 years of experience working in the corrections field. Born in Puerto Rico, Ana Bermúdez is an accomplished public servant and advocate with more than 20 years of experience working within the criminal justice system.