Peter Kiers Retires after 28 Years at CJA

Posted May 11, 2017

Peter Kiers Retires after 28 Years at CJA

Peter C. Kiers, Associate Director for Operations, retired on March 31 after 28 years at the helm of the Agency’s largest department.  The training room in the CJA central office, which Peter created, was named the “Peter C. Kiers Training Center” in his honor.Peter had...  read more


Posted May 3, 2017

CJA’S TESTIMONY AT CITY COUNCIL HEARING May 2, 2017Aubrey Fox, Executive Director of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, testified on Tuesday, May 2nd, at a City Council hearing held by the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services to support bills written by New York City...  read more

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