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  • Top Workplace 2017 Honors for DCJS

    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

    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

    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 seeks Police Officer of the Year Nominations

    DCJS is now accepting nominations for Governor’s Police Officer of the Year Award, which recognizes a single police officer, or team of officers, for an exceptional act of valor symbolizing the service of police in New York State.

    Nominations must be made by the police department or sheriffs’ office that employs the officer or officers. The nomination also must be for an act of valor or conspicuous bravery occurring during the 2016 calendar year. The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 31.

    Eligibility »

    Nomination Form »

    2015 Recipients »

    Past Recipients »

  • Alternative to Incarceration Programs RFP

    The 2017-18 Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Programs and Services Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017.

    Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov no later than Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Please reference "ATI RFP" in the subject line of your email. Responses to questions will be posted here on or about Friday, July 14, 2017.

    Request for Proposals, More Information

  • Governor Cuomo honors 40 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 40 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York State. The officers, from five local and state law enforcement agencies, were recognized at New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The names of the 40 men and women join others chiseled into the black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The memorial includes 1,453 names of officers from 141 police agencies across the state and six federal agencies.

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  • 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.

    More Information and Eligibility Requirements »

  • 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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