About the Knowledge Bank
New York is the safest large state in the nation and a leader in promoting, supporting and funding evidence-based criminal justice programs. Reported crime and incarceration rates have reached all-time lows during the past two decades and significant strides have been made to improve the fairness, transparency and effectiveness of the state’s criminal justice system.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services developed the Knowledge Bank to build upon this work and provide additional support and resources to help police, prosecutors and community corrections professionals improve local practices using data-driven and evidence-based approaches.
The Knowledge Bank provides a forum for these professionals to:
- Share promising and innovative practices;
- Learn from peers and foster collaboration;
- Access national research; and
- Connect with academic researchers.
About the Division of Criminal Justice Services
The Division of Criminal Justice Services enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.
The agency is committed to supporting a knowledge-driven criminal justice system that uses data, analysis and research to fund programs that are proven to work and are cost-efficient. The Division of Criminal Justice Services also provides training and technical assistance to help agencies and non-profit organizations deliver programs effectively, which helps to ensure successful implementation and positive outcomes.
Knowledge Bank Features
Programs: Summaries of programs and initiatives submitted by agencies and organizations that detail the problem they were designed to target, implementation details, outcomes and lessons learned.
Research Consortium: Connects criminal justice professionals with academics who can analyze programs and initiatives to help assess effectiveness and use data to support new approaches and ideas to address crime.
Resources: Links to national research and information on evidence-based criminal justice programs and practices.
Interested in learning more or participating?
Contact the Knowledge Bank:
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: (518) 457-7301
The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) created the Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank (Bank) to provide criminal justice professionals a platform to share information, ideas and promising practices in the criminal justice field. DCJS and the State of New York do not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the effectiveness of the programs, strategies or practices. DCJS and the State of New York assume no liability or responsibility for damages arising out of reliance on or use of the content contained in the Bank. Neither DCJS nor the State of New York endorse information, ideas and practices provided in the Bank. The opinions and views expressed in the Bank are those solely of the submitting agency. DCJS and the State of New York assume no liability or responsibility for damages or any other losses arising out of reliance on, or use of the content contained in the Bank.