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More On Homeless Arrestees: New Research Examines Re-Arrest

Posted Feb 8, 2016

This research brief reports that within one year of defendants’ release from custody in 2013, 60% of the street homeless, 50% of the shelter homeless, and 29% of the non-homeless in New York City were re-arrested for a new offense.  To a large extent, their higher re-arrest rates are due...  read more

Jerry McElroy Speaks on Bar Association’s Bail Reform Panel

Posted Dec 4, 2015

The New York City Bar Association sponsored a standing-room only event on December 1 titled “Bail Reform??”Federal and State Courts Wrestle With Options for Change.”    The panel discussion was moderated by Criminal Advocacy Committee Chair Michael C. Miller, with...  read more

CJA Releases New Annual Report on Juveniles

Posted Dec 3, 2015

Now available:  the latest in our annual series of reports by Marian J. Gewirtz, monitoring court activity for juveniles under the age of 16 who are prosecuted in the adult court under New York’s Juvenile Offender (JO) Law.  The current report covers JO arrests during 2014.  The...  read more

CJA Research Presented at American Society of Criminology

Posted Nov 25, 2015

In separate presentations, Dr. Freda F. Solomon and Dr. Eoin Healy described their research at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) held November 18-21 in Washington, DC.  This year’s theme was “The Politics of Crime and Justice.”  On...  read more

New Research Examines Impact of NYC Marijuana Policies

Posted Nov 20, 2015

Recent changes in the handling of misdemeanor marijuana cases in New York City have had an enormous impact on marijuana arrest volume and on case outcomes.  This research examines the effects of marijuana policy changes on case processing and outcomes over a three-year period, with a particular...  read more

JO Recidivism Examined in New Research

Posted Oct 27, 2015

CJA has previously found extremely high rates of recidivism among Juvenile Offenders (JOs) whose cases were prosecuted in the Supreme Court in New York City.  This new study expands upon earlier findings by including JO cases that were dismissed in Criminal Court or transferred to Family Court...  read more

New York Association Of Pretrial Service Agencies (NYAPSA) Conference October 18-19

Posted Oct 27, 2015

“Moving the Mountain of Pretrial Justice” was the theme of NYAPSA’s two-day conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY, starting Sunday, October 18. NYAPSA members from pretrial service agencies all over New York State attended, along with invited guests from Maine and Connecticut. CJA was represented by...  read more

Dr. Mary Phillips receives the 2015 Olgiati Award

Posted Oct 21, 2015

The New York Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NYAPSA) recently presented Dr. Mary Phillips, Deputy Director of CJA’s Research Department, with the 2015 Olgiati Award. The Olgiati Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of pretrial services, and is NYAPSA’s highest...  read more