Our mission is to enhance public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (www.criminaljustice.ny.gov) is a multi-function criminal justice support agency with the following core functions: law enforcement training; collection and analysis of statewide crime data; maintenance of criminal history information and fingerprint files; processing of fingerprint-based criminal history background checks for employment and licensure; administrative oversight of the states DNA databank, in partnership with the New York State Police; accreditation of forensic laboratories and police departments; 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 states Police/Peace Officer Registry and the states Sex Offender Registry.
DCJS primary audience is law enforcement professionals and those who work in the criminal justice/public safety sector providing direct services to crime victims, offenders and ex-offenders.
The agency also has information of interest to the general public, including families, researchers and employers: Sex Offender Registry information, Security Guard Training Information, Criminal Justice Statistics and Publications, and Criminal History Information.
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