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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


Fourteen Newly Minted ROR Interviewers Now on the Job

Posted Jul 8, 2015

On June 19 the latest group of ROR Interviewer trainees -- one of the largest classes ever -- graduated from CJA’s 10-day orientation and training course.  Throughout their training, the new Interviewers were instructed on conducting the CJA interview, verifying defendants...  read more


Jerry McElroy Speaks at Symposium on Mental Health and the Courts

Posted Jun 29, 2015

CJA Executive Director Jerome McElroy was invited to participate in a Practising Law Institute symposium on mental health issues and risk assessment in New York courts on Friday, June 26.  Jerry presented CJA’s Failure to Appear (FTA) risk assessment tool, discussed CJA’s Supervised...  read more


McElroy Calls for Elimination of Bail at City Council Hearing

Posted Jun 17, 2015

CJA Executive Director Jerry McElroy presented testimony this morning at City Hall during a hearing on The New York Bail System And The Need For Reform, sponsored jointly by the City Council’s Committee on Courts and Legal Services and the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services. ...  read more


Client Selection for CJA’s Supervised Release Programs

Posted May 26, 2015

This report compares the implementation of CJA’s model for case and defendant selection for its Supervised Release programs in Queens and Manhattan...  read more