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Information Session: Office of the Bronx District Attorney 3/24/22

Information Session: Office of the Bronx District Attorney

Thursday, March 24, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Virtual Zoom Event

Learn about the many open roles at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, where a new vision of criminal justice is being put into place. The Bronx DA’s Office is responsible for prosecuting crimes within the Bronx County’s borders in the state of New York.

Darcel Denise Clark became the 13th District Attorney for Bronx County on January 1, 2016. She is the first woman in that position and the first African-American woman to be elected a District Attorney in New York State. She was re-elected to a second term in 2019. District Attorney Clark’s mission is “Pursuing Justice with Integrity,” and in fulfilling that mission she has restructured the Bronx District Attorney’s Office to reflect 21st Century prosecution, focusing on fairness to defendants, assistance for victims, crime prevention and community outreach. She enacted the Vertical Prosecution model, created a Conviction Integrity Unit, a Professional Responsibility Bureau, a Public Integrity Bureau, and established a Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau to decrease violence and corruption in the jails. District Attorney Clark pioneered initiatives such as the Overdose Avoidance and Recovery Program that diverts low-level offenders at risk of opioid overdose directly into treatment, and Bronx Community Justice, which involves “circles” of community volunteers who resolve petty crimes with offenders outside of the criminal justice system.

The Bronx DA’s Office is recruiting for a variety of roles, some of them entry level, some of them calling for a more specific skill set. We were connected to the office via a GC PhD alumnus, who was recently working in there as a Planning Analyst, where he applied his research skills to policy planning and strategic initiatives. Other available roles can be viewed on the DA’s Office Careers page. Staff from the office will talk about the open roles, ongoing and new programs, and the way the office works.


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