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CJA Welcomes Last Interviewer Class of 2014

Posted Dec 29, 2014

Eight new interviewer trainees attended an 11-day orientation and training course at CJA Central Office headquarters, graduating on December 22nd.  CJA’s newest interviewers will work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.  During their training, new interviewers are...  read more


Latest CJA Annual Report Now Available

Posted Dec 15, 2014

Today CJA released its 2013 Annual Report, providing data on CJA activities and New York City arrests during 2013.  The report covers data on interview volume, recommendation, demographics, charges, arraignment outcomes, bail amounts, pretrial release, failure to appear (FTA), and CJA special...  read more


Symposium On Effects Of Broken Windows Policing In New York City

Posted Dec 5, 2014

Dr. Freda F. Solomon led off the first panel discussion yesterday at an all-day symposium at the Cardozo School of Law titled “The Underbelly of the Beast:  Misdemeanor Practice in the Era of Broken Windows and Saturation Policing.”  The symposium was organized by the Benjamin...  read more


CJA Releases New Annual Report on Juveniles

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Today CJA released the latest in our series of reports monitoring court activity for juveniles under the age of 16 arrested for serious offenses who are prosecuted in the adult court under New York’s Juvenile Offender (JO) Law.  The current report covers JO arrests during 2013. ...  read more


CJA Marijuana Research Cited by NY Times

Posted Nov 10, 2014

A feature article on changes affecting marijuana arrests that appeared in today’s New York Times cited a CJA study published earlier this year.   The article reported that the New York Police Department (NYPD) may cease making custodial arrests for low-level marijuana possession&...  read more


Recognition For 25 Years With CJA

Posted Oct 17, 2014

On October 7th the NYC Criminal Justice Agency honored employees who have served the Agency for 25 years or more at a catered luncheon at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  The event was entitled “Celebrating Excellence in Pretrial Services and Serving the City of New York for Over 40 Years.”...  read more


New Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Project

Posted Oct 14, 2014

CJA will be participating in a Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention project in East New York, Brooklyn. With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, a Domestic Violence High Risk Team will respond to the cases of DV victims who are in high-risk relationships. The High Risk Team brings together multiple agencies to provide a coordinated response to keep the victim safe and hold the offender accountable....  read more


Peter Kiers Awarded NAPSA Olgiati Award

Posted Sep 17, 2014

The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) awarded its 2014 Olgiati Award to CJA Director of Operations Peter Kiers at its national conference in Denver on September 8th.The Ennis J. Olgiati Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of pretrial services. This award...  read more