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Jason D. Effman

Jason D. Effman

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Associate Commissioner and PREA Coordinator
Albany, NY, USA


Jason D. Effman was appointed to the position of Associate Commissioner with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision on April 25, 2013.  He is responsible for developing and implementing policy to combat sexual abuse in New York’s prisons, and for overseeing DOCCS’ compliance with the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.  Mr. Effman is a member of DOCCS’ Executive Team and he recently established a Sexual Abuse Prevention & Education Office within the Department.  In July 2015, Mr. Effman was certified as a Department of Justice PREA Auditor.

Mr. Effman began his career with the Department in 1999 as an Assistant Counsel.  He specialized in litigation matters involving the Department’s sex offender counseling programs and began working to enhance the Department’s policies for the prevention of sexual abuse of inmates while with the Office of Counsel.  On January 30, 2014, Mr. Effman was presented with the New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section’s award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Correctional Services for his work on the prevention of sexual abuse of inmates.

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