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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 (DCJS) is to enhance public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision-making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.

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. DCJS also measures progress towards the goal of crime reduction, and tracks the effectiveness of both agency and system-wide criminal justice strategies designed to enhance public safety.

Organization and Staffing

The Division of Criminal Justice Services is located in Albany and is headed by a Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation.

A multi-function support agency, DCJS has 12 offices: Administration; Criminal Justice Records; Forensic Services; Internal Audit and Compliance; Justice Research and Performance; Youth Justice; Legal Services; Probation and Correctional Alternatives; Program Development and Funding; Public Safety; Sex Offender Management; and the State Identification Bureau.

The agency's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: law enforcement training; collection and analysis of statewide crime data; maintenance of criminal history information and fingerprint files; administrative oversight of the state's DNA Databank, in partnership with the New York State Police; funding and oversight of probation and community correction programs; administration of Federal and State criminal justice funds; support of criminal justice-related agencies across the State; and administration of the State's Sex Offender Registry. DCJS also measures the performance of it's criminal justice initiatives to ensure that the investments in programs are both cost-efficient and effective in meeting their goals.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2020 Executive Budget recommends $275.6 million All Funds for the Division of Criminal Justice Services ($178.8 million General Fund; $51.3 million Federal Funds; and $45.5 million Other Funds), representing a decrease of $36.9 million from the FY 2019 budget. This decrease is largely attributable to the elimination of non-recurring legislative additions and Federal Equitable Sharing appropriations being replaced by Special Revenue Funds from FY 2019. The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 435 FTEs, unchanged from FY 2019.

Program Highlights

Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies

DCJS has made significant strides toward integrating the use of evidence-based practices that have been proven and can be empirically monitored for their effectiveness. As part of that work, the agency now provides comprehensive technical assistance and training to criminal justice partners. This evolution of the way DCJS does business is designed to allow the agency to: help ensure that proven practices are implemented as intended by criminal justice partners; monitor the effectiveness of key initiatives and programs; and ensure that the state supports programs that are not only effective, but a wise investment of taxpayer dollars.

DCJS provides direct training to law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals; oversees a law enforcement accreditation program; ensures breathalyzer and speed enforcement equipment used by local law enforcement operate correctly; manages criminal justice grant funds; analyzes statewide crime and program data; provides research support; oversees county probation departments and alternatives to incarceration programs; and coordinates juvenile justice policy.

DCJS maintains criminal history records and fingerprint files and performs background checks for employment and licensure. The agency also administers the State’s Sex Offender Registry; the Missing Persons Clearinghouse; the State's DNA Databank in cooperation with the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center; and provides staff support to independently appointed commissions and councils, including the New York State Commission on Forensic Science, which monitors and accredits the State’s forensic laboratories.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 99,900,000 84,275,000 (15,625,000) 131,536,900
Aid To Localities 212,642,750 191,365,000 (21,277,750) 289,904,222
Total 312,542,750 275,640,000 (36,902,750) 421,441,122

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 66 66 0
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies
General Fund 332 332 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 32 32 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 5 5 0
Total 435 435 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 37,934,000 38,309,000 375,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 37,450,000 21,450,000 (16,000,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 24,516,000 24,516,000 0
Total 99,900,000 84,275,000 (15,625,000)
Adjustments:
Transfer(s) To
Employee Relations, Office of
General Fund 83,000
Appropriated FY 2019 99,983,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
General Fund 11,562,000 10,305,000 (1,257,000)
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies
General Fund 26,372,000 28,004,000 1,632,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 37,450,000 21,450,000 (16,000,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 24,516,000 24,516,000 0
Total 99,900,000 84,275,000 (15,625,000)

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 7,097,000 935,000 7,093,000 935,000
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 22,419,000 2,171,000 22,335,000 2,171,000
Total 29,516,000 3,106,000 29,428,000 3,106,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 0 0 4,000 0
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 15,000 0 69,000 0
Total 15,000 0 73,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 3,208,000 (2,192,000) 500,000 (380,000)
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 5,585,000 (539,000) 740,000 40,000
Total 8,793,000 (2,731,000) 1,240,000 (340,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 77,000 49,000 2,000,000 (1,861,000)
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 500,000 259,000 4,041,000 (838,000)
Total 577,000 308,000 6,041,000 (2,699,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 631,000 0
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 304,000 0
Total 935,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 45,966,000 (16,000,000) 9,225,000 0
Total 45,966,000 (16,000,000) 9,225,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies 36,741,000 (16,000,000)
Total 36,741,000 (16,000,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 158,403,750 140,506,000 (17,897,750)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 29,900,000 29,900,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 24,339,000 20,959,000 (3,380,000)
Total 212,642,750 191,365,000 (21,277,750)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategies
General Fund 158,403,750 140,506,000 (17,897,750)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 29,900,000 29,900,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 24,339,000 20,959,000 (3,380,000)
Total 212,642,750 191,365,000 (21,277,750)

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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