Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Contact Us

Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco

Chairman

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini, Esq.

Executive Director

Colleen Ansanelli, L.M.S.W.

Coordinator

CJCC Mailing Address

200 Suffolk Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980-0205
TEL (631) 852-7009
FAX  (631) 852-7342
Contact us via email: colleen.ansanelli@suffolkcountyny.gov

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Purpose

To improve criminal justice policy and program decision-making by providing agencies and government with a better understanding of crime and criminal justice problems; fostering cooperation among agencies and local government; improving the allocation of resources; and provide comprehensive system wide planning toward understanding crime and criminal justice problems within the county.

Goals

To stimulate and direct the allocation of new funding and technological advances and other innovations for preventing crime;

to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement and criminal justice systems through improved productivity, training, organization and equipment;

to encourage coordination in planning by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Suffolk County, all for the basic purpose of reducing the incidence of crime which threatens the peace, security, and general welfare of all.

To provide a continuing systems overview resulting in improved coordination and cooperation among local criminal justice agencies.

6/30/16 PUBLIC NOTICE: 2016 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant 

Projects Submitted for Funding

30-Day Public Review

The 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program has $144,955 in funding available for Suffolk County. The Suffolk County CJCC submitted the application on June 30, 2016.  Awards require that the grant application be made available for review 30 days prior to the award. The following is a list of the projects submitted for funding:

Name of Organization / Project Title/Brief Project Description

Amount

Suffolk County Police Department - Law Enforcement Programs

$30,000

The Suffolk County Police Department is requesting funding for the purchase of an unmarked vehicle to be used in case investigations.  Such vehicles can be used for undercover detective investigations or other plainclothes officer investigations. 

 

Suffolk County Department of Social Services/ Community Guardianship Program

$20,000

To provide a court-appointed guardian for an incapacitated adult to work on behalf of their ward without affecting the eligibility for other vital government services.

 

Suffolk County Probation Department/Suffolk County Courts/Psychological Assessments

$20,000

To provide the Suffolk Courts with timely psychological assessments and testing of offenders with mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

 

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office/Gang Prevention Program Personnel

$20,000

To conduct the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program in schools and communities.  The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

 

Suffolk County D.A.'s Office/ Heroin & East End Drug Task Force

$19,955

Continued support for a partial Detective Investigator in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Heroin Drug Task Force.

 

Southampton Town Police Department - Law Enforcement Programs

$15,000

To purchase upgraded equipment for inter-agency communication through upgrading of the radio system.  This will allow for the department to communicate between The Suffolk County Police Department and The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and our other surrounding agencies that border and are within Southampton Town’s jurisdiction.

Brighter Tomorrows/ Incarcerated Females Program

$10,000

Brighter Tomorrows is requesting funding to purchase and utilize the Moving On program with women incarcerated at the Riverhead Correctional Facility. Services will include counseling, advocacy services, case management, and transitional housing to re-entry clients

Retreat Inc./Partial Salary/Fringe for Bilingual Counselor

$10,000

Support for an existing Counseling Program for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence (crime victims) and their children.  Trained Counselors utilize the evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model during bilingual counseling sessions. 

 

TOTAL

$144,955

If you have any questions or comments regarding this application you can either call the contact person below or submit them in an email by July 30, 2016 to:

 

Colleen Ansanelli, L.M.S.W.

Correction Coordinator, Sheriff’s Addiction Treatment Program

Coordinator, Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Office of the Sheriff, Suffolk County

631-852-7009

Colleen.Ansanelli@suffolkcountyny.gov