Data Analyst

Posted: 10/6/2021

Join our team of professionals seeking to improve the experience of justice-involved individuals in the NYC Courts!



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 approximately 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 250 employees, citywide.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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.


The Data Analyst will process, manage, and assemble quantitative datasets for CJA’s Research Department. This individual will support the ongoing restructuring of CJA’s database and the production of new measures by collaborating closely with colleagues in the Research and IT Departments. The Data Analyst also will track and report on key statistical metrics related to case processing and court outcomes.


  • Program complex measures via SQL syntax
  • Create and shape research datasets
  • Respond to user feedback by modifying stored procedures
  • Create data-cleaning routines for research datasets
  • Design procedures to optimize automation for recurring projects
  • Document design of data processing and quality through technical memos, codebooks, comments, and good programming practices
  • Investigate and problem solve data issues with high level of complexity
  • Maintain syntax stored in code repository
  • Prepare statistical tables to display research findings
  • Participate in writing and editing reports


  • Bachelor's degree required in data science, criminal justice, economics, political science, public policy, sociology, or related field
  • At least 1 year of experience with SQL (Microsoft SQL Server/T-SQL preferred)
  • Export data efficiently and accurately from relational databases, using advanced SQL techniques
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Python, R, SPSS, or Stata
  • Experience merging and analyzing large quantitative datasets
  • Experience with Excel
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a high level of organization
  • The ability to handle a variety of tasks and assignments concurrently while adhering to specific instructions, technical direction, and deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Desire to learn about the idiosyncrasies of processing criminal justice system data
  • A willingness to take initiative and see complex tasks through to completion

The ideal candidate will also have experience with inferential statistical methods (e.g., chi-square tests, t-tests, factor analysis, multivariate regression) and the use of Power BI.

LOCATION: Lower Manhattan

SALARY: $58-$62K

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.


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.

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.



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