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    Governor Cuomo honors 51 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice

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  • Top Workplace

    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 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 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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  • Governor's Police Officer of the Year Award

    The state Division of Criminal Justice Services is seeking nominations from law enforcement agencies for the 2017 Governor's Police Officer of the Year Award. This award will be presented to a sworn police officer or officers in recognition of an act or acts of conspicuous bravery and valor performed in 2017. Agencies are limited to one nomination annually, so any submission should best exemplify the spirit of this award. Submissions are due no later than Friday, June 22.

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  • Governor Cuomo honors 51 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 51 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York. The officers from nine local and state law enforcement agencies were recognized at the annual Police Officers' Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. The names of the 48 men and three women—the most added in a single year since 2002—join others chiseled into the polished black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The memorial includes 1,504 names of officers from 145 police agencies across the state and six federal agencies.

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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.

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  • Division of Criminal Justice Services receives 2018 Top Workplace honors

    For the second consecutive year, the Division of Criminal Justice Services has been recognized as an Albany Times Union Top Workplace. DCJS ranked second this year among all large businesses and organizations, those with 300 or more employees and the agency also received a special recognition award for effective communication.

    The agency achieved the distinction based on the results of an anonymous, voluntary survey of its employees. In total, 285 employees – about 70 percent of the DCJS workforce – completed the survey, which measured several critical aspects of workplace culture. One employee offered the following comment in responding to the survey: “I have the opportunity to think creatively, and recommend policy changes that have a very positive impact on others.”

    Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green said, “This distinction reflects the engagement and commitment of our workforce and is a testament to your work, which allows the agency to meet its mission of enhancing public safety and improving the quality of New York’s criminal justice system.”

  • 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.

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  • 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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