New York State Council of Probation Administrators

Welcome to the home page of the New York State Council of Probation Administrators. We are the Directors and Commissioners of the County Probation departments within New York State in the United States of America. This is the source of probation administrative information in New York.  At this site you will be able to find out more about COPA, learn how to contact each department, learn the councils view on proposed and pending legislation, and find out how to contact COPA representatives.  

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A Must-Read: What Mass Incarceration Looks Like for Juveniles

Decades spent studying the prison system were no preparation for Vincent Schiraldi, who saw the abuses and effects of the juvenile detention system during his tenure running correctional departments in New York City and Washington, D.C. Now a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Schiraldi writes about the abusive atmosphere of youth prisons and their threat to public safety in today‘s New York Times. After two decades of researching mass incarceration — and advocating for its demise — I decided in 2005 to take more direct action and […]

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Connecticut Governor’s Proposal to Raise Juvenile Court Age Sets Precedent

Connecticut Governor boldly proposes raising the age of justice-involved youth to age 20 in alignment with brain research showing youth under age 25 don’t possess the same decision-making skills as adults. POSTED NOVEMBER 9, 2015, BY THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed that Connecticut become the first state in U.S. history to raise the age of juvenile, or family, court jurisdiction beyond age 18. Governor Malloy’s precedent-setting proposal would raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction through age 20 and develop a separate process for handing cases for […]

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