Criminal Justice Services, Division of

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Agency Web Site: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the Division of Criminal Justice Services (Division) is to enhance public safety and improve criminal justice. DCJS is a multi-function criminal justice agency with extensive responsibilities including collection and analysis of statewide crime data; acting as the State's repository of criminal history records; administration of Federal and State funds that support local criminal justice programs; and administration of the State's Sex Offender Registry and DNA Databank. The Division also measures progress regarding the goal of crime reduction, and tracks the effectiveness of both agency and system-wide criminal justice strategies designed to enhance public safety.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $242.7 million All Funds for the Division of Criminal Justice Services ($160.2 million General Fund; $47.2 million Federal Funds; and $35.3 million Other Funds), representing a decrease of $17.9 million from the 2013-14 budget. This decrease is entirely attributable to lower appropriations in Local Assistance, primarily due to the elimination of non-recurring programs.

Appropriations for a new initiative called GIVE (Gun-Involved Violence Elimination), previously funded as Operation IMPACT, are maintained at IMPACT's SFY 2014 level. Operation IMPACT was the State's primary tool to promote the use of data-driven crime-fighting approaches in upstate communities, focusing law enforcement resources where they were most needed. While crime in IMPACT jurisdictions is down 14 percent since the initiative began, most of this decline is due to reductions in property crime. The Executive Budget revitalizes and refocuses the program on reducing gun violence in upstate communities. A total of $15.2 million will be invested through GIVE. This program will be offered to the same communities currently receiving Operation IMPACT funding. In addition, the Executive Budget continues $3 million in support of gun violence prevention programs (Operation SNUG).

An increase of $350,000 is provided to fully fund statutory increases to district attorney salaries effective April, 1 2014.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 455 FTEs for the Division. This represents an increase of 20 FTEs from 2013-14.

Enacted State Operations appropriations for 2013-14 have been adjusted downward by $20.4 million to account for the transfer of technology functions to the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 68,560,000 68,560,000 0 40,226,000
Aid To Localities 191,995,000 174,126,000 (17,869,000) 153,674,924
Total 260,555,000 242,686,000 (17,869,000) 193,900,924

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 70 70 0
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies
General Fund 328 348 20
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 32 32 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 5 5 0
Total 435 455 20

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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