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Duties Description The Statewide Implementation Researcher will assist the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Office”) in its implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4), including the development and implementation of written plans to (1) ensure that criminal defendants eligible for publicly funded legal representation are provided in person representation at their first appearance in court; (2) establish numerical caseload/workload standards for each provider of legally mandated publicly funded representation in criminal cases for persons unable to afford counsel; and (3) improve the quality of legally mandated publicly funded representation in criminal cases for persons unable to afford counsel. The holder of this position will serve as Statewide Implementation Researcher and report to the Director of Research in consultation with the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney. The holder of this position will be dedicated to Statewide Implementation Unit to ensure compliance with all monitoring and reporting requirements. The holder of this position will be primarily responsible for implementation of the research component of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) to satisfy the planning, quantitative and qualitative research, investigatory and reporting provisions of Executive Law § 832 (4), to improve the quality of mandated representation in criminal cases under article 18-B of the County Law. All case-related information and knowledge obtained in the performance of these duties is highly confidential and may be subject to attorney-client privilege.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Under the direction of the Director of Research, in consultation with the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, and in collaboration with the other members of the Statewide Implementation Unit, evaluates and monitors the implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4).
• Develops and implements a program of quantitative and qualitative research and data collection designed to assess the progress and impact of the implementation of the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) in each of the counties and New York City (“City”).
• Regularly receives, maintains and analyzes the quality of data received from the counties and New York City, as it pertains to the progress and impact of the implementation of the statewide reforms.
• Collaborates with and conducts trainings for various stakeholders on data reporting requirements and data-supported technology.
• Identifies deficiencies in, or obstacles to, implementation of the statewide reforms in the counties and City and developing solutions to identified barriers.
• Reviews and recommends technology and/or data protocol to improve the overall collection and statewide reporting methods of both quantitative and qualitative data.
• Assists in the development of written plans and assessment reports, including preparing and presenting on necessary quantitative and qualitative data and research materials, in order to enhance the quality of mandated representation of eligible criminal defendants.
• Conducts literature reviews and prepares other articles, reports and presentations as requested by the Director of Research in consultation with the Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney to enhance efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services.
• Makes recommendations to the Director of Research, Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, Director and Counsel for improving the monitoring and reporting of progress made by the counties and City, including improving the quality of such indigent legal services in a cost-effective manner.
• Undertake such other activities as may be requested by the Director of Research, Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to implement the reforms specified in Executive Law § 832 (4) and make efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services representation under article 18-B.
Additional Comments *Please note, this position is temporary pending final approval from the Civil Service Commission.
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31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
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