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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is a multi-function criminal justice support agency with a variety of responsibilities. The agency provides training to law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals; oversees a law enforcement agency accreditation program; ensures Breathalyzer and speed enforcement equipment used by local law enforcement operate correctly; manages criminal justice grant funds; collects, maintains and analyzes statewide crime data; provides research support; oversees county probation departments and alternatives to incarceration programs; and coordinates juvenile justice policy. DCJS also maintains criminal history records and fingerprint files and performs background checks required by law for employment and licensure. The agency also administers the Sex Offender Registry; the Missing Persons Clearinghouse; and the state's DNA Databank in cooperation with the New York State Police.
Enhance public safety and improve the criminal justice system.
With a fair and knowledge-driven criminal justice system, New York will become the national leader in effective criminal justice policy.
The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.
- Core Values
- The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services' core values are: Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability and Innovation