Family Programs

Family Programs

Welcome to John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  In 2014 the Office of Student Transition Programs began programming for family members in recognition of the vital role parents and family members play in the academic success of their students.  Because family members are a very important part of the College community, we will make every effort to promote family communication and involvement. Whether you are family members of new or returning students, we hope your experience with John Jay is positive and rewarding.

Our office creates dynamic, student-centered experiences to inspire purposeful transitions and equip students and their family members with resources, guidance and peer connections. Student transitions such as the first year of college, transfer experience, degree completion, and new graduate student experiences are critical junctures in the educational pipeline and provide unique opportunities for postsecondary student learning and development. 

  • Assist family members in navigating campus resources, services, and programs
  • Assist family members in supporting their students and empowering them to take responsibility while enrolled at the College
  • Enhance communication between the College and family members
  • Develop a sense of community amongst John Jay families to provide support, advice, and opportunities for involvement.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime at or 646.557.4888.

Be active in the the Parent and Family Assocition

John Jay is proud of our community of parents and family members who are engaged and excited about their student’s experience. We understand the need for connection and communication with campus offices, which is why all family members of undergraduate students are members of the John Jay College’s Family Association.

As members of the Parent and Family Association we will keep you informed and connected to university life through a variety of communications.  You are automatically a member of the Association.

We would love to hear from you about event ideas, topics and even when it is a good time for us to host an event!  Submit that here