ANTI-CRIMINALIZATION PLAN SCORECARD

This scorecard evaluates the candidates running to be New York City’s next mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary based on the alignment of their anti-criminalization policy statements with The People’s Plan’s Anti-Criminalization Plan. This page contains a summary of our scores and findings. To find detailed information on our scoring and analysis of each of our policies compared to candidates’ platforms, please click here.

SCORES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams3.9-5.4
Shaun Donovan40.834.2
Kathryn Garcia18.1-3.9
Ray McGuire18.4-1.9
Dianne Morales49.549.9
Scott Stringer34.426.4
Maya Wiley19.416.6
Andrew Yang21.4-1.0

Full Score Possible: 100

SCORES BY POLICY AREA

1) DEFUND AND DIVEST FROM POLICING AND INVEST IN COMMUNITY RESPONSES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams3.2-4.4
Shaun Donovan11.013.2
Kathryn Garcia7.4-1.5
Ray McGuire10.2-1.0
Dianne Morales11.211.7
Scott Stringer10.911.3
Maya Wiley8.39.8
Andrew Yang5.9-5.9

Full Score Possible: 20

2) IMPROVE JAIL CONDITIONS, END PRETRIAL DETENTION, & CLOSE RIKERS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan6.54.9
Kathryn Garcia1.20.5
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales5.55.4
Scott Stringer1.91.0
Maya Wiley3.01.5
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Score Possible: 16

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan2.40.5
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire1.00.5
Dianne Morales5.65.9
Scott Stringer0.90.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang2.0-1.9

Full Points Possible: 16

4) PROTECT IMMIGRANT NYERS FROM ICE

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan4.43.4
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales6.76.4
Scott Stringer4.93.9
Maya Wiley0.90.0
Andrew Yang3.82.4

Full Points Possible: 10

5) DIVEST FROM ACS & SUPPORT FAMILIES OF COLOR

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales0.00.0
Scott Stringer1.00.5
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 12

6) END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF YOUTH

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.7-1.0
Shaun Donovan3.02.9
Kathryn Garcia2.7-2.9
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales3.02.9
Scott Stringer3.01.0
Maya Wiley1.51.0
Andrew Yang1.00.0

Full Points Possible: 8

7) DECRIMINALIZE DRUGS AND FUND HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan1.31.5
Kathryn Garcia4.7-2.9
Ray McGuire1.0-0.5
Dianne Morales5.25.4
Scott Stringer6.23.9
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang3.82.4

Full Points Possible: 20

8) END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan5.53.4
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire2.1-1.0
Dianne Morales5.85.4
Scott Stringer3.02.9
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 10

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales1.31.0
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 2

10) END CONTINUED CRIMINALIZATION AND COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan4.03.4
Kathryn Garcia2.12.9
Ray McGuire1.81.0
Dianne Morales2.72.9
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley2.72.9
Andrew Yang3.01.9

Full Points Possible: 12

11) SUPPORT SURVIVORS & DECOUPLE SERVICES FROM CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEMS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan2.71.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire2.4-1.0
Dianne Morales2.72.9
Scott Stringer2.71.9
Maya Wiley3.11.5
Andrew Yang1.80.0

Full Points Possible: 10

METHODOLOGY

To control for consistency, we evaluated candidates solely based on their:

  1. Official campaign websites
  2. Candidate statements at the CPR Forum

Candidates received scores for each policy included in our plan, which were weighted and scaled into two overall scores each worth 100 points. These scores are:

Plan: This score evaluates the depth of candidates’ platforms, and whether their policies have enough detail to accomplish their goals. For each one of our policies, candidates received two weighted and scaled scores each worth 50 points, which were added together to reach the full 100 point score. These scores and their weight value are:
Discusses Policy:
No: No score value
Only in a forum: +1/2 of full score
Yes: Full Score
Detail:
No Policy: No score value
Low Detail: +1/5 of full score
Addresses Idea Behind Policy: +2/5 of full score
Addresses Parts of Policy: +3/5 of full score
Addresses Most of Policy: +4/5 of full score
Fully Addresses Policy in Appropriate Detail: Full score

Support: This score evaluates candidates’ alignment with our platform. For each one of our policies, candidates received one score, which was scaled to the full 100 point score. The possible scores, weighted accordingly, are:
Oppose: Full negative score
Mostly Oppose: -2/3 of full score
Somewhat Oppose: -1/3 of full score
Neutral or No Policy: No score value
Somewhat Support: +1/3 of full score
Mostly Support: +2/3 of full score
Support: Full positive score