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  • Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $1 Million in Crime-fighting Grants

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 31 law enforcement agencies across New York State will share nearly $1 million in grants to reduce, solve and prevent crime.

  • GIVE Initiative Builds On More Than A Decade Of Crime-Fighting Successes Through Operation IMPACT and Makes New York Streets Safer

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 17 counties will compete for more than $13 million to fund efforts to reduce firearm-related crimes, shootings, and homicides through the state’s new Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative. The initiative is designed to build upon the crime-fighting successes those jurisdictions experienced while participating in Operation IMPACT.

  • New York State Raises Awareness of Teen Dating Violence

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed February 2014 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month in New York State, and he encourages all New Yorkers to participate in the state’s new “Send a Candy Heart” social media campaign during February.

    Coordinated by the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV), the campaign encourages people to let friends know they are concerned about teen dating violence by taking a photo of themselves holding oversized, paper versions of candy conversation hearts that feature the words, "I will…" followed by something they will commit to do, such as "talk to my children about healthy relationships." Then they can share the photo on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, along with the hash tag #tdvcandyhearts.

  • DCJS Executive Deputy Commissioner Testifies at Annual Budget Hearing

    DCJS Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green presented testimony about the agency’s proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget before a joint meeting of the state Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

  • Governor Cuomo announces more than $5 million for programs designed to reduce crime and change offender behavior

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 23 not-for-profit organizations and county Probation departments statewide will receive grants aimed at keeping people who leave jail or prison from going back, and announced a Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration Initiative that will work toward the same goal.

  • DCJS issues Request for Information (RFI) for statewide Probation Case Management System

    The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is seeking information regarding vendor capabilities and solutions currently available or those that could realistically be designed and developed to implement a statewide Probation Case Management System. Note that is RFI is being issued to gather information only; it is not a contract offer.