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    Governor Cuomo announces expansion of Crime Analysis Center network

    Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center becomes the ninth intelligence and data-sharing center. Read the Press Release »

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    Governor Cuomo honors 51 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice

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    DCJS named 2018 Top Workplace

    The Division of Criminal Justice Services has been named an Albany Times Union Top Workplace for the second year in a row.

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  • Governor Cuomo issues proclamation marking Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in New York State

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has designated July 15 through 21, 2018, as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in New York State to recognize the important role these criminal justice professionals play in enhancing public safety across the state.

    Probation officers who work in each of the state's 62 counties supervise nearly 100,000 adult and juvenile probationers, and probation directors statewide are integral in the state’s efforts to implement its landmark Raise the Age law. Parole officers supervise approximately 35,000 formerly incarcerated individuals statewide, while 45 pre-trial service programs across the state that interview more than 200,000 defendants annually, with 70 percent released by the courts.

    All of these professionals help promote community and victim safety by ensuring that formerly incarcerated men and women comply with the terms and conditions of their community supervision and by supporting their cognitive and behavioral development so they can lead crime-free, productive lives.

    Read Governor Cuomo's Proclamation »

  • Governor Cuomo announces expansion of Crime Analysis Center network

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the expansion of the state’s Crime Analysis Center network to Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties. The Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center is the ninth intelligence and data-sharing center established by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services in partnership with local law enforcement agencies. It will provide investigative support and information to help police and prosecutors in the region more effectively solve, reduce, and prevent crime.

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  • New York hosts statewide re-entry and reintegration conference

    More than 250 criminal justice professionals and service providers gathered in Albany to explore effective practices and services that help formerly incarcerated individuals lead productive, crime-free lives when they return to their communities. The New York State Conference on Re-entry and Reintegration brought together professionals from state and local agencies, community-based organizations and service providers to share best practices and evidence-based strategies that are proven to reduce recidivism and reliance on incarceration.

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  • Governor Cuomo announces $17.8 million to combat violent crime and shootings across New York State

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $17.8 million to fund the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative and SNUG, New York's street outreach program - both of which received national recognition for employing an evidence-based approach toward reducing gun violence. The 17 counties and 20 law enforcement agencies participating in the GIVE initiative will share $13.3 million of the funding, while the 11 SNUG sites throughout the state will share $4.5 million. This funding will allow communities to build on the work supported by GIVE and SNUG, which helped them significantly reduce gun violence and homicides in 2017.

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  • Voter Registration Information

    New York State Executive Order #169 requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services and other state agencies to make voter registration information available to members of the public. To register to vote you must: be a U.S. citizen; be 18 years old by the end of the year in which you register; not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction; and not claim the right to vote elsewhere. Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE or send an email to DCJS at dcjslegalservices@dcjs.ny.gov. to request a form to be mailed to you. Please use “New York State Voter Registration Form” as the subject line. You may also use the registration form to change your name and/or address on file with the Board of Elections; join a political party for the first time; or change your political party.

    Obtain a voter registration form »

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  • State law permits certain non-violent criminal convictions to be sealed

    A provision in the state's landmark Raise the Age law allows individuals who have remained crime-free for 10 years to request that certain New York State convictions be sealed.

    More Information about the new law: English »     Español »

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    Statistics » This chart details the number of individuals who have had cases sealed since the provision’s Oct. 7, 2017, effective date. The data are detailed by month and county in which the court granted the seal.

  • Pro Bono Clemency Program

    To assist individuals in applying for clemency, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is partnering with several organizations from the legal community to provide free clemency petition services to individuals incarcerated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

    Although individuals may apply for clemency without the assistance of an attorney, free assistance from one will enhance the quality of an inmate’s application and present his or her best case to the Governor. Please contact PardonsAndCommutations@doccs.ny.gov to learn more about this program.

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