Top Workplace 2017 Honors for DCJS
Agency secures first place in Albany Times Union’s annual ranking
of employers in the Capital Region.
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Police Officers Memorial adds 40 Fallen Officers
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 40 fallen police officers from five local and state law enforcement agencies during New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. Read the Press Release »
Queens Student Wins State’s Poster Contest
Fifth-grader’s poster to compete against those created by peers across the country in National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
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DCJS provides information online about Level 2 and 3 sex offenders
living in New York State.
Interested in becoming a security guard? Are you a police or peace officer who wants to enhance your skills? DCJS can help.Check out training schedules, requirements »
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Request for Proposals: Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Program
DCJS has issued a request for proposals for the state's Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program. Approximately $3.7 million is available to fund programs to prevent, deter and reduce motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
DCJS Proposed Amendments to Ignition Interlock Rule
DCJS recently submitted proposed rule amendments to 9 NYCRR Part 358, DCJS' rule titled "Handling of Ignition Interlock Cases Involving Certain Criminal Offenders." The notice and requisite regulatory documents were published in the State Register on Aug. 2, 2017, commencing a 45-day public comment period that ends Sept. 16, 2017.
Enhanced Prosecution Funding RFA
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is seeking applications to fund enhanced prosecution of serious felony offenses. Approximately $12.5 million is available to county district attorney's offices to support prosecution services throughout the state. Submissions are due no later than at 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.
Youth Pardon Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is offering executive pardons to New Yorkers convicted of non-violent crimes at ages 16 and 17 who have been crime-free for a minimum of 10 years since their offense.
For individuals who receive this pardon, the New York State Office of Court Administration has stated that it will restrict public access to criminal history records, meaning that they will not be available to private employers, landlords or other companies that seek this information.
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.