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CJA Meets with Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Posted Apr 12, 2017

On April 4-7 the U.S. – Asia Law Institute of NYU Law School hosted a delegation from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), who visited New York to learn more about the criminal justice, pretrial, and public defender systems in the U.S. and in New York.The JFBA visited New York...  read more

Richard Ware Joins CJA as IT Director

Posted Mar 20, 2017

After an extensive search, CJA Executive Director Aubrey Fox announced that Richard Ware has been hired to lead CJA’s technology efforts to advance and expand the IT infrastructure.  Richard comes to CJA with extensive experience in IT leadership both in private industry and in the...  read more

CJA Welcomes New Executive Director Aubrey Fox

Posted Jan 31, 2017

CJA Welcomes New Executive Director Aubrey Fox

Aubrey Fox comes to CJA with extensive experience with the New York Courts, having served in several senior positions at the Center for Court Innovation, including four years as the Project Director of Bronx Community Solutions, an alternative sentencing program. Aubrey also launched the Center...  read more

Watch CJA’s Peter Kiers testify at City Council hearing on bail legislation.

Posted Jan 20, 2017

The hearing on Council Member Lancman’s bill begins after discussion of violence on Rikers Island, at the 2 hour 30 minute mark.  Peter Kiers is the first to testify, followed by members of the defense bar.  read more

Newest Research Brief Highlights CJA’s Manhattan Supervised Released Program

Posted Jan 18, 2017

CJA is starting off 2017 with Research Brief #42, a summary of recent research that demonstrates the potential jail displacement effects of community supervision as an alternative to money bail and pretrial detention in selected non-violent felony cases.  The Brief highlights findings from a...  read more

Read CJA’s Testimony at City Council Hearing January 17

Posted Jan 18, 2017

The following is the testimony of CJA Acting Executive Director Peter Kiers at the City Council hearing on legislation sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman “in relation to requiring certain types of bail recommendations.”  The proposed bill would require evaluation of defendants...  read more

Peter Kiers to Testify at City Council Hearing

Posted Jan 13, 2017

Peter Kiers, Acting Executive Director of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, will testify on Tuesday, January 17, at a City Council hearing to consider a bill written by Council Member Rory Lancman, chair of the committee on Courts and Legal Services.  The proposed legislation would...  read more

Two New Publications Now Available

Posted Dec 19, 2016

TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLEPosted on Dec 19, 2016Today CJA released the latest reports in two of our regular series:  the CJA Annual Report and the Annual Report on the Adult Case Processing of Juvenile Offenders in New York City.   Both of these series provide valuable...  read more