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CJA at the 2016 NAPSA Conference

Posted Sep 20, 2016

A delegation of 15 representatives from CJA, including Acting Executive Director and former two-term NAPSA President Peter Kiers, attended the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies’ (NAPSA) 44th Annual Conference and Training Institute at the beautiful Snowbird Resort outside of...  read more


CJA Extends JO Recidivism Research

Posted Sep 16, 2016

CJA’s ongoing research on recidivism among Juvenile Offenders in New York City has been presented in a series of four reports published between 2005 and 2015.  A fifth study, released today, examines re-arrests after the disposition of the original JO case among a cohort of juveniles...  read more


CJA Seeks a New Executive Director

Posted Sep 7, 2016

CJA seeks an entrepreneurial thought leader with strong managerial, operational and analytic capacity to lead CJA at a time of historic criminal justice reform in the City. In partnership with the Board, the ED will lead the development of CJA's strategy, setting a research and policy agenda,...  read more


Acting Director Peter Kiers at Behavioral Health Diversion Forum

Posted Jun 16, 2016

On June 15th, Acting Executive Director Peter Kiers attended the New York County Behavioral Health Diversion Forum at John Jay College.  This two-day forum discussed issues related to building core competencies for delivering services to New Yorkers involved in the criminal justice system. ...  read more


Research Brief Highlights Big Changes In Marijuana Arrests

Posted May 19, 2016

CJA’s newest Research Brief presents highlights from recent research on marijuana arrests, showing that policy changes in New York City have had an enormous impact on arrest volume and case processing.   During the four-year study period (2012-2015), marijuana arrests fell by more...  read more


Acting Director Peter Kiers at NIC Meeting in DC

Posted May 13, 2016

Peter Kiers attended the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Pretrial Executive Network meeting in Washington, DC, on May 9 - 11, 2016.  The Network meets twice yearly to discuss pretrial practice around the country, with an eye toward promoting fair pretrial outcomes.  The three...  read more


Appointments: Peter Kiers to Acting Director, Richard Peterson to Acting Deputy Director

Posted May 13, 2016

Upon the retirement of Jerry McElroy as CJA's Executive Director, Peter C. Kiers has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the Agency.  Peter also retains his position as Director of the Operations Department.  He has been with the Agency for 28 years, and previously worked for...  read more


Acting Director Peter Kiers at NIC Meeting in DC

Posted May 13, 2016

Peter Kiers attended the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Pretrial Executive Network meeting in Washington, DC, on May 9 – 11, 2016.  The Network meets twice yearly to discuss pretrial practice around the country, with an eye toward promoting fair pretrial outcomes.  The three...  read more