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New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. Annual Report 2008

NCJ Number
Mary T. Phillips, Ph.D.
Date Published
December 2009
45 pages
This New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (CJA) publication is an annual report which provides data on 2008 prosecutions and data on 2007 outcomes.
CJA is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a variety of criminal justice services under a contract with the City of New York; the department's specialized research projects are designed to evaluate or better inform criminal justice policies. In order to perform these functions CJA maintains a computerized database containing arrest and defendant information, and case-processing and court-outcome data. Within the agency, the research department uses this information to assist in the operational work of the organization, and for program-planning purposes both within and outside of CJA. This annual report provides 2008 data on prosecuted arrests and outcomes of supreme court arraignments and failure-to-appear (FTA) rates for 2007 arrests that were prosecuted in supreme court. As part of its information services, the research department reports on agency activity, arrest patterns, arraignment outcomes, and failure-to-appear (FTA) rates in criminal and supreme court. This information, encompassing the entire range of agency activities, is presented in the annual report series. Issues cover a full calendar year of arrests, with FTA and release data for the previous year's supreme court cases. The 1-year reporting delay for supreme court is necessary to allow time for these more serious cases to reach disposition. The annual report for 2008 with supreme court data for 2007 arrests was released in December 2009. Exhibits and notes