View Our Website View All Jobs

Pretrial Supervisor




Our work seeks to reduce jail overcrowding and unnecessary detention in New York City.

Are you a leader looking to encourage and inspire a team to achieve this mission?

Are you a relationship builder and motivator?

Are you a justice professional looking for an opportunity to affect change in our court system?

Join our team of multi-disciplined professionals!     

The Pretrial Supervisor supports the Agency’s efforts to process defendants for arraignment in a timely manner, using best practices in communication and collaborative working with other criminal justice stakeholders such as NYPD, Department of Correction and the Office of Court Administration. The  Pretrial Supervisor applies general knowledge of the court system with the acquired institutional knowledge to train and mentor staff to deliver quality pretrial services. He/She works in concert with their co-supervisors to ensure that performance measures are met for themselves and their team.


In partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice Agency, (CJA) is New York City’s main pretrial services agency, combining operations, demonstration projects, and research under one roof. CJA provides pretrial services to the courts and about 250,000 persons arrested annually in New York City. CJA’s primary operation consists of screening criminal defendants arrested within the five boroughs of the City for pre-trial release. CJA operates 24 hours a day, conducting release interviews in police department detention facilities throughout the city. 



  • Applies coaching, mentoring and instructional techniques appropriately to drive performance
  • Models professional behavior including, self-management, leadership, time-management and personal accountability
  • Provides consistent input and feedback to the management team regarding workflow, staff performance, environmental needs and challenges
  • Solutions driven with the willingness to take initiative to address obstacles
  • Ability to quickly respond to employee questions about workflow and protocol using available resources, knowledge and interpersonal skills
  • Exercises sound judgement and best practices to manage conflict and interpersonal challenges among staff
  • Uses applied and institutional knowledge to foster an environment of learning and professional development


  • Supervises the work of Pretrial Associates in gathering information from newly arrested defendants to determine their eligibility for release on recognizance (ROR)
  • Oversees daily site operations including but not limited to: workflow and distribution; quality control and scheduling
  • Coordinates agency efforts with outside agencies, and monitoring of staff performance and attendance   
  • Monitors data entry and verification efforts of defendant contacts, transcription of defendants' criminal history records, and potential bail sureties for Bail Expediting Program (BEX)
  • Trains new Associates in all aspects of the agency protocols and pre, and post-arraignment process
  • Evaluates the performance of new Pretrial Associates during their probationary period and tenured Associates on an annual basis
  • Assists in the compilation of statistical data, and participation in special projects


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential; Knowledge of Outlook and other computer systems is beneficial
  • Willingness to work any assigned tour based on operational need
  • A desire to build and expand knowledge in the area of pretrial services and procedural justice, through agency sponsored  or hosted events, training and development or independent study


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and 1 year of relevant experience and transferable skills

Relevant experience may include at least 1 year of supervision in any field. Knowledge of the New York Criminal Court System, prior experience conducting interviews, case management or related criminal justice, social or public service experience, preferred. Experience with Alternative to Incarceration or Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI or ATD) programs or other pretrial services, a plus.

Current employees with pretrial professional certification, preferred.  Minimum of 6 months experience as a Pretrial Associate with demonstrated ability to assume additional responsibility for shift operations.

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2018 or until filled

Salary: $47,000 plus night differentials for working shifts starting after 3 pm

All applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through the applicant portal.

Note: Only those applicants being considered will be contacted.

Benefits: CJA offers very generous fringe benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement plan, transportation benefits, 12 paid holidays and 4 weeks vacation leave.


Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file