Introduction to the Victim Services Agency Computerized Witness Information System


This 1979 document presents an overview of the Victim Services Agency's (VSA) computerized information system. It includes:

1) background material on the process of notifications/contact/appearance for prosecution witnesses;

2) a presentation of the various elements of "system philosophy" which form the basis of VSA's ongoing design efforts; and

3) an introductory description of the specific computer system which VSA operates and which serves the Kings County District Attorney's Office.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

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