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  • National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

    The Missing Persons Clearinghouse at DCJS is coordinating New York’s participation in the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest, sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    The contest is open to fifth graders and the deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2017. The winner of New York’s contest will compete against those from other states in the national competition, judging for which will occur in March 2017. The Clearinghouse also will award second- and third-place honors.

    The winning poster will be used to promote National Missing Children’s Day 2018. Click here for information about the contest, including rules, key dates and an activity guide. Questions about the contest? Send an e-mail to missingpersons@dcjs.ny.gov or call 1-800-346-3543.

    Poster Contest Fact Sheet »

    Application/Consent Form »

  • SNUG Request for Proposal

    The 2016-17 SNUG Neighborhood Violence Prevention Project Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to funding@dcjs.ny.gov no later than 12 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016. Please reference "SNUG RFP" in the subject line of your email. Responses to questions will be posted here on or about Friday, December 9, 2016.

    View the RFP »

  • New state-supported Crime Analysis Center serves the North Country

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of a Crime Analysis Center to serve five North Country counties and expand the state’s network of intelligence and data sharing centers to the Canadian and Vermont borders. The North Country Crime Analysis Center is the newest of seven supported by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services in partnership with police agencies and prosecutors’ offices in 13 counties.

    Located at the Franklin County Public Safety Building in Malone, the Center is a joint venture between the state and 12 law enforcement agencies in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

    Read the Press Release »

    Crime Analysis Center Network map »

  • New York State Troopers honored with Governor’s Police Officer of the Year award

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently honored New York State Troopers Donald L. Atkinson and Lawrence F. Gurdo II as recipients of the Police Officer of the Year Award. The troopers were recognized for helping rescue a 14-year-old girl from the waters of the Whitney Point Reservoir in Broome County last summer. Both men braved cold water and an extremely strong undercurrent to pull the teen to safety from reservoir dam, near the mouth of a quarter-mile-long intake tunnel.

    Read the Press Release »

  • 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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