Division of Criminal Justice Services


February 2014 – NYCOMPAS and YASI Usage Reports - Please see attached the fourth quarter utilization report for NYCOMPAS and 2013 data for YASI.  For several years DCJS OPCA has sent out NYCOMPAS usage reports on a quarterly basis for your reference.  Starting in 2014 we will be sending out YASI usage reports along with the NYCOMPAS reports, continuing on a quarterly basis.

Please use this information to guide your department’s continuing assessment efforts.  Please contact OPCA Community Correction Representative Colleen Thorn  at (518) 457-7410 or via email at colleen.thorn@dcjs.ny.gov should you have any questions regarding the information contained in this report.

October 2013 - COMPAS 3rd Quarter 2013 Report

March 7, 2012 - Director's Memorandum #2012-5 - "Leandra’s Law" Status Report on Implementation

February 29, 2012 - Analysis of Alternative to Incarceration Program Participants provides information about Individuals participating in Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs funded by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).  The report describes the legal and demographic characteristics of ATI participants who were discharged from these programs between January 2008 and December 2010.

February 29, 2012 - 200% of Poverty programs 2011 Report

January 19, 2012 - Caseload Explorer Quarterly Review as of December 31, 2011

November 23, 2011 - The OPCA Shared Services Quality Assurance Meeting of November 3, 2011 featured a presentation by Dr. Merrill Rotter, Medical Director, EAC TASC Mental Health Programs, Associate Clinical Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine entitled, "Targeting Criminal Recidivism in Mentally
Ill Offenders: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approaches."

August 30, 2011 - Caseload Explorer Quarterly Review as of June 30, 2011

August 2, 2011 - Recently released data compiled by OPCA reveal that probation officers in 57 jurisdictions across New York State complete nearly 10,000 risk and need assessments each quarter. To view the full report, please visit: NY COMPAS January-June 2011 Case Reviews by County. For a 2nd quarter 2011 summery, please visit: NYS DCJS OPCA NYCOMPAS Assessments 2nd Quarter 2011 Summary Report.

June 17, 2011 - Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or "Leandra's Law" in New York State presentation by Deputy Commissioner and Director Robert M. Maccarone to the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in Albany, NY on June 17, 2011.

June 17, 2011 - Shared Services Alternatives to Incarceration Summary 2009-2010 Report and cover memo.

June 16, 2011 - Juvenile Justice Annual Update for 2010 - Prepared by the DCJS Office of Justice Research and Performance for the NYS Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.

June 15, 2011 OCA Report on The Future of Probation in New York State - Phase I: Criminal Court - February 2007
OCA Report on The Future of Probation in New York State - Phase II: Family Court - November 2008

June 15, 2011 - Probationer Felony Re-Arrest Rates Following Sentence to Probation - Issued March 22, 2011

Parolee/Probationer Arrests as Percent of Total Arrests within County 2001–2010 - Issued April 25, 2011

June 13, 2011- 200% of Poverty Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Summary 2009-2010 Report

June 10, 2011- Thinking for a Change (T4C) Cognitive Behavioral Program Training and Implementation Report. Statewide T4C Facilitator Summary.

May 10, 2011- Caseload Explorer Quarterly Review as of March 31, 2011

April 21, 2011- Juvenile Risk Intervention Service Coordination (JRISC) 2008-2010 Annual Summary Report released by OPCA.

April 4, 2011- Probationer Employment Data 2009 & 2010 - Director Maccarone recently issued Director's Memorandum #2011-6 that describes various offender employment efforts. Probationer employment data for 2009 and 2010 reported by probation departments in Annual Plans recently submitted to OPCA indicate an overall increase in employment from 61.5% in 2009 to 63.4 % in 2010. OPCA continues to train probation and alternative to incarceration professionals as Offender Workforce Development Specialists who are able to conduct cognitive groups for offenders using the New York State job readiness and retention curricula Ready Set Work! and Retention Counts!.

March 7, 2011 - Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs continue to provide critical services to New York State's criminal justice system by providing cost effective programs that reduce unnecessary reliance on incarceration, reduce recidivism and promote public safety and assist individuals change their behaviors and lead law-abiding lives.  Highlights of the 2010 reports include the  following:  

Probationer Re-Arrest Rates Following Sentence Report - The Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA)  is pleased to release the ten-year annual Probationer Re-Arrest Rates Following Sentence Report which has been updated through 2008. Probationer recidivism, defined as felony re-arrests, continued to decline for 12 (12.1%), 24 (19.2%) and 36 (25.3%) months.  These are the lowest statewide rates reported since 1999.  Reduced recidivism rates are evidenced in all categories, including re-arrests for Violent Felony Offenses, Drug Offenses and Other Felony Offenses. With our continued emphasis on evidence-based practices in our training, including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and offender workforce development, as well as our uniform risk and need assessment tools, and automation technology, these rates should continue to decline. - January 6, 2011

Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Programs continue to enhance New York State's criminal justice system by providing cost effective programs that reduce unnecessary reliance on local and state incarceration, reduce recidivism, promote public safety and assist individuals to change their lives to become productive residents of our State. Annual data through the 3rd quarter reporting period reflect the following:

2009 JRISC Program Summary - June 10, 2010

Probationer employment data for 2008 and 2009 as submitted by probation departments in their annual plans submitted to DPCA. - May 18, 2010

Caseload Explorer
Automated Probation Case Management System: Implementation Report – April 27, 2010

ATI programs continue to provide critical services to New York State's criminal justice system by providing cost effective programs that reduce unnecessary reliance on incarceration, reduce recidivism and promote public safety and assist individuals change their behaviors and lead law-abiding lives. - March 1, 2010

Highlights of the 2009 reports include the  following:  

2008 Annual Statistical Reports for all Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) – ATI programs continue to provide critical services to New York State's criminal justice system by providing effective programs that reduce unnecessary reliance on incarceration and reduce recidivism while assisting offenders change their behaviors to lead law-abiding lives.  2008 Annual Statistical Reports are available for Community Service Programs, Pretrial Services Programs, Specialized Drug and Alcohol Service Programs and TASC Program Model, and DBA Programs - September 16, 2009.

2009 Probationer Employment Chart - March 23, 2009

Research Bulletin: The Use of the Polygraph in Sex Offender Management - January 2009

Research Bulletin: Clinical and Structured Assessment of Sex Offenders - August 2007

Research Bulletin: Sex Offender Population, Recidivism and Actuarial Assessment - May 2007

Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Programs Quarterly Data for the period April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008 – DPCA promotes public safety and offender accountability in probation and other community corrections programs through funding and oversight. The programs funded through DPCA and reflected in this quarterly data offer specialized services that are supported by research including employment, training, and treatment, which assist offenders to change their behavior and lead law-abiding lives. – Posted August 28, 2008

Probationer Felony Re-Arrest Rates Following Sentence - The final ten-year (1998-2007) Annual Arrest Cohort Study for Probationers in New York State. Probationer Recidivism is an important performance measure. It is dependent on a number of variables including offender type, sentencing practices, local economies, etc. so the reader is cautioned from making comparison between jurisdictions - Posted May 29, 2009

New York State Probation Population 2007 Profile - Issued June 30, 2008

DPCA implements the Pathways to Employment Initiative, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Labor and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Employment is recognized as increasing success for individuals under criminal justice supervision and reducing recidivism. It is one of the community ties that can make the difference for these individuals and their families in participating in the economies of their communities. DPCA trains probation officers and community correction professionals across New York State in the national model Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Curriculum and has worked to make offender employment rates a measurable outcome for all of its funded probation and community corrections programs. - April 9, 2008

Probation Staffing & Caseload Survey 2006: Detailed Report - August 7, 2007

Statewide Probation Statistics - Criminal

Statewide Probation Recidivism/Re-arrests Continue to Decline in New York State.

2005 Operations Annual Report of the Probation Eligible Diversion (PED) Programs - Commencing in 1994 as Operation 360, the goal of the Probation Eligible Diversion Program (PED) was to divert 360 probation eligible non-violent felons from state prison at a time when prison populations in New York and nationwide were growing at a brisk pace. In an effort to support the work of county probation departments in the area of reducing recidivism and enhancing treatment, DPCA established program guidelines that enabled departments to engage offenders in four different venues: drug treatment courts, interim supervision cases, sentenced cases, and probation violators. Diversionary targets are based on local factors, probation population characteristics, services and other programs available locally, and the presence of a Drug or Treatment Court. Through the creativity and hard work of local Probation Directors and PED Probation Officers, the program has continued to be successful in diverting offenders from state prison and providing intervention services. In 2005, the programs surpassed the target of 360 diversions by 38 percent; 50 offenders were sentenced to the Department of Correctional Services.

2005 Intensive Supervision Program Annual Report - the latest in a series of analytical reports produced by DPCA staff for probation professionals in New York State