Division of Criminal Justice Services

Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA)

OPCA is committed to improving practices that promote public safety, ensure offender accountability, provide restitution to victims and reduce recidivism. OPCA provides the tools necessary to enable local jurisdictions to make the best use of their staff and programs. The programs funded through OPCA enhance New York's criminal justice and juvenile justice policies and offer specialized services that are supported by research including employment, training, and treatment - all of which substantially contribute to successful and longstanding outcomes.

What's New...

July 20, 2022

Governor Hochul recognizes the critical work carried out by probation, parole and community supervision officials, by declaring July 17 through July 23 Pre-Trial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week.

Click here to read the proclamation.

December 10th, 2020

NYS Vocation and Education Resource Map

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April 27th, 2022
2022-23 Annual Probation Plan and Application
May 12th, 2021
2021-22 Annual Probation Plan and Application
April 27th, 2020
2020-21 Annual Probation Plan and Application
July 2, 2019
2019-20 Annual Probation Plan and Application

March 28, 2019
State Director's Memorandum #2019-2 Raise the Age—Probation Regulations Title 9 NYCRR--Parts 348, 350, 351, 352, 356, and 359. DCJS announces the promulgation of revised probation regulations.

June 25, 2018
State Director's Memorandum #2018-7 IID Non-Installers Notification to-Courts and District Attorneys
July 6, 2017
April 7, 2017
State Directors Memorandum #2017-4 Probation Employment Liaison Directory
January 10, 2017
Probations Role in Identifying, Assessing and Assisting Potential Victims of Human Trafficking - WebEx

August 31, 2016
August 22, 2016
Statewide Probation Workload Reports Cover Letter
August 5, 2016
May 25, 2016
Probation Workload Data for 2015 - Cover Letter
April 11, 2016
Probationer Felony Re-Arrests - Ten Year Cohort Recidivism & Percent of Total Arrests
March 8, 2016
State Director's Memorandum #2016-2 - Probationer Employment in NYS – Issued March 8th, 2016
March 2, 2016
State Director's Memorandum #2016-1 - Leandra’s Law Annual Report – Issued March 2nd, 2015
November 4, 2015
Probation Data Reports
August 13, 2015

State Director's Memorandum #2015-6 Probation Practitioner Handbook for the Management of the DWI Offender

August 7, 2015
State Director's Memorandum #2015-5 NYCOMPAS Guidance
May 12, 2015
"Leandra's Law" Implementation - 2014 Annual Report - Issued May 12, 2015:

To obtain archived information, please contact us at 518-485-2395.