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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.


9/18/17 - Posting for Review: The following chart lists the projects approved by the CJCC membership for the 2017 Justice Assistance Grant funding awarded to Suffolk County. Please forward any questions to Colleen Ansanelli.

Suffolk County 2017 JAG Application Proposed Budget - $139,012

Proposed Amount

Suffolk County Police Department

$28,003.00

Requesting funding for the lease of unmarked vehicles to be used in case investigations.  Such vehicles can be used for undercover detective investigations or other plainclothes officer investigations.  Current competitively contracted vehicle lease cost per month is $509 per vehicle.  JAG 2016 funding is being used to fund leases for five vehicles for one year, being used by the Narcotics Section.  It is imperative to continue the lease of these five vehicles and to add funding for approximately three more such vehicle leases for another year.  These vehicles are critical in the Section’s investigations to combat the growing opioid epidemic in Suffolk.  Current County Operating Budget funds do not exist for additional vehicles, while evolving crime fighting strategies require this equipment.

 

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

$28,003.00

Requests funding to support the Sheriff’s Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will continue its efforts in communities with higher than normal poverty and gang problems, previously identified in the 2012 profile of gang membership in Suffolk County.  The areas of concentration are Wyandanch, Brentwood, Central Islip, Patchogue Medford, Shirley, Bellport, Mastic, Hampton Bays, Longwood and Sachem Schools.  Due to the recent uptick in gang activity in Brentwood, the Sheriff’s Office will be expanding its G.R.E.A.T. program to include several additional schools in the community. To meet this need, the Sheriff is adding (8) G.R.E.A.T. instructors to the staff. The Officers will be trained and ready to teach in the Brentwood District by the end of September 2017. This will bring our total number of G.R.E.A.T. instructors to 30. 

 

Department of Social Services

$23,000.00

 Requesting funding to continue and expand the Suffolk County Community Guardianship Program established under the current JAG award. The program is currently under contract with the Education Assistance Corporation (EAC). Court-appointed guardians are assigned to incapacitated adults (IPs) who are paid a modest fee in order to compensate the guardian for work on behalf of their ward.

 

Probation Department

$28,006.00

Requesting funds to purchase desktop computers, laptops, printers and computer accessories for Probation officers and staff to replace outdated computers and printers in order to run updated software systems requiring computers with faster processors and memory. Many of the existing printers are in need of repair which would exceed the cost of purchasing new ones. The cost of a new computer and laptop can range from $900-1200; the cost of a color printer can range from $1,000-$1,200; and accessories can range from $50-200.  Accessories include, but not limited to, keyboard, mice, portable hard drives. 

 

L.I. Against Domestic Violence

$8,000.00

Requesting funding to allow for the continuation of the provision of support and psychoeducational to the female victims of domestic violence/trauma, who are being detained in the Riverhead Correctional Facility DWI Unit to reduce the chances of revictimization of domestic violence and recidivism rate for drug/alcohol use.

 

Retreat Inc.

$8,000.00

Requesting funds to support their existing counseling program for victims of domestic violence (crime victims) and their children. Trained counselors utilize evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) -such as learning to think about something differently - and behavioral components (education and skill building to put new thoughts into practice) that can be tailored to the individual needs and desires of victims and their children. 

 

Victim Information Bureau of Suffolk

$8,000.00

Requesting funding to provide clients with legal services, specifically in support of criminal proceedings for victims/survivors of domestic violence and provide counseling and mental health to witnesses to homicide and domestic violence, including children.  This funding will allow us to provide prosecution and court programs; including indigent defense and crime and victim witness programs (other than compensation).

 

Brighter Tomorrows Inc.

$8,000.00

Requesting funding to continue to provide counseling services to incarcerated females at the Riverhead Correctional Facility, utilizing Moving On, the evidence-based psychoeducational curriculum aimed at reducing recidivism among female offenders.

 

Total Requested

$139,012.00


 

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