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  • Scam Alert: Individuals acting as bill collectors claiming to be from Criminal Justice Legal Services/affiliated with DCJS

    The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has been made aware of telephone scams in which individuals claim to be affiliated with DCJS. People living in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Nevada have reported receiving such calls. DCJS is in no way affiliated with these individuals and does not collect loans or otherwise seek to obtain or recover payments from people. If you receive such a call, please contact your local law enforcement agency to make them aware of the matter.

  • Governor Cuomo marks Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in New York State

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has designated July 13-19, 2014 Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in New York State, noting that those who supervise offenders are the bedrock of our justice system and instrumental in upholding the interests of justice, and maintaining law and order at state and local levels. A remembrance ceremony at the New York State Parole Memorial, which honors seven parole officers who have died in the line of duty, was held on Wednesday, July 16.

    Professionals who work in the pretrial, probation and parole field supervise across the state supervise almost 150,000 offenders. Their supervision work involves a myriad of duties including home and office visits, drug testing, ensuring attendance at any counseling sessions, family reunification, and assisting with the offender’s efforts to find employment, thus offering individuals a second chance.
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  • Governor Cuomo announces New York State-sponsored training for law enforcement to combat overdoses from heroin, other opioids

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that DCJS, the state Department of Health (DOH) and the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) are collaborating with Albany Medical Center, the national Harm Reduction Coalition and other local partners to train police officers in the use of naloxone, a medication that can save lives by reversing the effect of overdoses caused by heroin or other opioids, which include prescription drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. The state also is providing agencies that send their officers to the trainings with supplies of naloxone at no cost.
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  • New York State honors 20 fallen police officers at annual Police Officers' Memorial remembrance ceremony in Albany