PLANNER, Queens Supervised Release (QSR)


Posted: 8/19/2019

Deadline: 9/02/2019


DUAL REPORTING TO: Special Projects Director and Senior Planner                    


HOURS:  Core Business Hours                                       

STATUS: Full Time / Exempt




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 230 employees, citywide.


Program Summary

CJA operates a Supervised Release Program in Queens (QSR) Criminal Court for defendants of all ages who are charged with felonies and misdemeanors, and who present a substantial likelihood of detention, but are at risk of failing to appear in court if released on recognizance.

The program, which operates during the day and night court, screens targeted defendants for release, subject to specific conditions including maintaining face-to-face and telephone contact with the program, participating in a screening protocol for substance abuse and mental health issues, and agreeing to program monitoring and reporting of non-compliance, re-arrests and scheduled court appearances.



The Planner for  QSR would be responsible for supporting CJA’s expansion of its supervised release program in Queens, as well as supporting the planning and implementation of CJA-wide pilot initiatives.

The Planner is a creative and strategic professional who embraces opportunities to be a thought partner in an evolving criminal justice landscape. They are a well-networked and resourced professional in the Criminal Justice arena who seeks to build and increase relationships that improve organizational capacity through external funding opportunities and partnerships.



Managing key planning functions critical to meeting the agency’s contractual obligations with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Services, the Planner will work closely with the Operations, Research and IT departments to plan and execute program policies and processes. Planner will refine operational processes, assist with implementation of agency-wide training, incorporate technology and engage staff in various phases of pilot planning, execution, and evaluation.


Project Management for QSR Expansion

  • Provides continuous oversight of the coordination and implementation of QSR program policies and practices
  • Helps to ensure on-time completion, fiscal responsibility and quality outputs.
  • Efficiently and effectively documents and communicates project plans, schedules, decision, status, potential risks, and appropriate corrective actions.
  • Interacts and communicates clearly and concisely with project team members, stakeholders, internal and external partners, and city leaders.


Program Evaluation

  • Evaluates the operational effectiveness of CJA’s QSR program and other CJA-wide pilot programs
  • Coordinates with the Research and IT departments to assess program performance.


Pretrial Outreach

  • Builds and develops partnerships with other pretrial service organizations, government agencies, professional associations and educational institutions
  • Promotes the agency’s work, replicates best practices, and creates opportunities for organizational growth.



  • Communicates and presents organizational plans to a wide variety of stakeholders, including city officials, board of directors, community and business partners.
  • Writes status reports on program development, implementation plans.
  • Drafts proposals for outsourced services.



CJA is the NYC’s original pretrial service agency, providing services and solutions to reduce jail overcrowding and unnecessary detention in New York City. A non-profit agency funded through the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, CJA is uniquely positioned to provide the City’s Criminal Justice leaders, policy-makers and stakeholders with information, technical expertise and research about people arrested within the 5 boroughs of NYC.

·         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.

·         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.

·         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.


  • Minimum requirement BA/BS; Advanced degree, preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience Planning, or Project Management in pretrial, diversion, ATI/ATD field or other non-profit sector; PM Certification, a plus
  • Experience in criminal justice program management, administration or development, including pretrial services, ATD or ATI programs, court administration, diversion or bail reform
  • In-depth understanding of the NYC Criminal Court system including current issues and stakeholders in pretrial services
  • Strong writing and communications skills with the ability to present to large groups


SALARY: Commensurate with Experience, please note requirements in the application



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.


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

Note: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted







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