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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Article from the Daily News

source: Be Our Guest: With innovative approaches to Correction, New York City has become a national leader in reducing its incarceration rate Over the past decade, while the incarceration rate has risen 6%, New York’s rate has fallen 32%, thanks to creative parole and probation programs By Vincent Schiraldi / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:00 AM Print Corey Sipkin for New York Daily News Rikers Island prison off the coast of northern Queens It is now common knowledge that New York is America’s safest big […]

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New York Law Journal

11/30/2012 A Powerful Tool for Rehabilitation By Vincent Schiraldi In 2011, Tyrone, a 48-year-old senior maintenance supervisor at a hospital in the Bronx, set about finalizing his application to receive a real estate license. He had already passed the test and lined up an established broker to sponsor him—now all he needed to do was obtain a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities (COR) for a non-violent drug felony from 1989. It shouldn’t have been a big deal. Over the last 20 years, Tyrone had completed a drug treatment program, established […]

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COPA is a proactive, focused organization, that advocates for and actively defines the strategic purpose for and direction of probation work and practice, and establishes operational guidelines and standards.