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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

Latest Research Brief Focuses On Homeless Arrestees

Posted May 18, 2015

Research Brief #37 compares the characteristics and case outcomes of street homeless, shelter homeless, and non-homeless arrestees.  Shelter homeless arrestees had stronger community ties than the street homeless, and were more likely to be released pending case disposition.  About two...  read more

In Memoriam: Willie Torres, Release-on-Recognizance Interviewer

Posted May 15, 2015

The Agency is saddened at the recent passing of one of its very dedicated employees, Willie Torres.Willie began working for the CJA in May of 2006 in the Queens office, and transferred to Brooklyn in 2014.  He also worked at the CJA Staten Island Operation where he was called upon to fill...  read more

Richard Peterson’s Article in Domestic Violence Report

Posted Apr 30, 2015

Richard Peterson, CJA’s Research Director, published an article on “Criminal Case Processing in Brooklyn’s Integrated Domestic Violence Court” in the Winter 2015 issue of Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly.  Brooklyn’s Integrated Domestic Violence (...  read more

Research Brief #36 Examines CJA’s Queens Supervised Release (QSR) Program

Posted Jan 20, 2015

CJA’s QSR program offers judges an alternative to money bail and pretrial detention in some non-violent felony cases in which defendants can meet a number of criteria.  This brief summarizes a study of the program’s impact on court processing and outcomes in comparison to pre-...  read more

Richard Peterson’s Interview In Domestic Violence Bulletin

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Richard Peterson, CJA’s Research Director, was interviewed for a Q&A column in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bulletin.Dr. Peterson discussed some of the common questions that practitioners ask about domestic violence research, including whether...  read more

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