Manager for Legal Reporting & Compliance

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NYC Criminal Justice Agency
Long Island City, NY
Published 18 days ago


  CJA's work seeks to reduce jail overcrowding and unnecessary detention in New York City.


The New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) is a not-for-profit service and research organization that operates in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. CJA is the City’s main pretrial services agency, combining operations, pilot projects, and research under one roof. CJA utilizes procedural justice practices to provide pretrial services to over 200,000 persons arrested annually in New York City. Information collected about these arrestees and subsequent case processing is maintained in the agency’s internal and externally shared database systems, which are used to conduct descriptive and evaluation research on arrestee characteristics, case processing and court outcomes, and on issues and potential reforms to criminal justice policy in New York City. CJA’s programs operate in the criminal courts and detention facilities 24 hours a day seven days a week within the 5 boroughs of NYC, employing over 275 employees, citywide.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The program, which operates during the day and night court in Queens, screens individuals for release at criminal court arraignment, subject to specific conditions including maintaining face-to-face and telephone contact with the program, participating in an assessment process to identify needs such as substance abuse and mental health, and agreeing to program monitoring of court appearances and re-arrests.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic individual with experiences in the legal system looking to continue their career by applying their knowledge as a Manager of Reporting and Compliance for the Queens Supervised Release Program. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the NYC Criminal Courts and related pre-trial processes with the ability to navigate the complexities of the system and assuring quality outcomes within the guidelines of the program.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­CJA VALUES

Each employee at CJA is guided by these values in our work:

  • Commitment: We are committed to being active partners in criminal justice reform through initiatives and creative problem-solving that evaluates different methods and strategies for alternatives to detention.
  • Fairness: We are guided by fairness and the presumption of innocence for those who are detained and work with integrity and without bias to protect the privacy and interest of court-involved people and their families.
  • Innovation: We value curiosity as a driving force to lead the way in pretrial services. We use innovative techniques in research, pilot programs, and engaging justice-involved communities to execute our mission of reducing unnecessary pretrial detention.


·        Oversee the program’s compliance and court reporting functions, ensuring staff adhere to all policies and protocols while providing accurate and timely information to the court.

·        Manage an administrative team that is responsible for reviewing and submitting progress reports and off-calendar notices for all cases under supervision. 

·        Review court documents and intake paperwork for new participants and oversee the assignment of supervision levels based on the Supervised Release reporting matrix.

·        Assist with the strategic development, planning, and implementation of new initiatives in conjunction with key stakeholders. 

·        Ensure compliance with all policies and protocols issued by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the Office of Court Administration (OCA). 

·        Track participant re-arrests and notify MOCJ of relevant information as appropriate.

·        Manage and oversee staff communications with attorneys, referral agencies, community partners, and other stakeholders.

·        Work in tandem with the Manager of Court Operations to prepare for appearances in the Supervised Release court part and ensure the program accurately conveys the unique circumstances affecting each participant’s compliance with program conditions.

·        Assist in ongoing development of our program’s database and work with the agency’s IT department to ensure the database continues to meet the evolving needs of staff.

·        Monitor and analyze key metrics including re-arrests, failures to appear (FTA), and program non-compliance and help ensure the program is taking appropriate steps to respond to any increases in these metrics.

·        Collaborate with the agency’s Research Department on a variety of projects that are both ongoing and in development.

·        Support the Associate Director of Supervised Release on other miscellaneous tasks in conjunction with the other members of the leadership team.


·        Juris Doctor required

·        3+ years of related court-based experience, program management, or supervisory experience, as well as a working knowledge of treatment programs and other relevant services.

Willingness to work evening and weekend hours required.


Effective October 1, 2021 all new hires must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination on, or before their official start date. Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in revocation of CJA’s offer of employment. Individuals with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS:  CJA offers a very generous benefit plan including health, dental and vision insurance, a comprehensive mental health and wellness (EAP) plan, four weeks’ vacation, paid holidays and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions. CJA is also strongly committed to professional learning and development for its staff members and offers staff varied opportunities for learning and development through partnerships and vendor services for web based, in-person professional development training, as well as in-house job training and development.

Note: This position is expected to operate on a hybrid schedule with in-person work at least 3 days per week through the end of 2021. The successful hire must be able to assume responsibilities that are both remote and on-site, in accordance with CJA policy at the time of hire. Terms and conditions are subject to change based on business needs and prevailing public health guidelines. 

 Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

The New York City Criminal Justice Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CJA is committed to creating and retaining a workforce of diverse talent and a culture of inclusion and belonging that honors and welcomes people with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with a track record of encouraging and supporting the employment of people with lived experiences in the legal system. We are dedicated to advancing our mission and work by recruiting and building multi-disciplinary teams that reflect the racial, ethnic, culture and gender identities of the clients and communities we serve.

We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Our employment practices are equitable and fair, without consideration of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, prior arrest or conviction, employment status, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws.

SALARY: $75,000 to 80,000

Note: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.


  CJA's work seeks to reduce jail overcrowding and unnecessary detention in New York City.


The New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) is a not-for-profit service and research organization…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
USD $75,000 - USD $80,000
/ year


Long Island City, Queens, NY, USA

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