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Jacqueline R. Duckfield
Director of Administration and Finance

The Administration Division is responsible for the overall management of the Queens District Attorney’s Office, encompassing the Office’s Fiscal Services and Budget, Human Resources and Payroll Services, Systems Management and Information Services, as well as an active funding outreach and program development effort.

Fiscal Services and Budget oversees the Office’s nearly $67 million dollar annual budget and all fiscal operations, planning and implementation. The department also handles all procurements for the office through its Purchasing Department.

Human Resources and Payroll Services oversees the administration of personnel services for the office, staffed with approximately 700 employees. The department is also responsible for overseeing labor relations, payroll, time and leave, and benefits administration.

Systems Management is responsible for planning, maintaining and supporting the secure and effective operation of all IT infrastructure, telecommunications, and related services that support the Queens District Attorney's Office mission and business functions. Core IT functions include networking, telecommunications, collaboration, security, data storage and backup, managed desktops and application delivery, customer support and integration with other agencies and information systems.

Information Services has primary responsibility for software development in the office. We have been a leader in the New York City and New York State data share effort, establishing crucial linkages and information sharing with federal, state and local agencies to enhance the efficiency of case handling -- including, with NYPD, digital 911's, digital photographs, and body worn camera videos. Information Services developed a cutting edge interactive complaint drafting system and a real time “arrest to arraignment” monitor system that tracks arrests in the County. This has greatly aided in Queens long leading the City in the both “arrest to arraignment” and “arrest to sworn” times.

The Division also oversees program development and funding outreach to State, Federal and local agencies, including New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Management and Budget, and the United States Department of Justice. Over the years, funding was obtained and numerous specialized programs were established to enhance the office’s work in a wide array of areas, including:

  •  Financial exploitation of the elderly
  •  Youth anti-violence initiatives
  •  Child abuse
  •  Human trafficking
  •  Enhanced domestic violence programs
  •  Auto crime and insurance fraud
  •  Narcotics and firearms trafficking
  •  Enhanced victim support services

These programs led to the establishment of two multi-disciplinary centers in the County -- the Queens Child Advocacy Center, a multi-disciplinary collaboration to enhance response to and support for victims of sexual and physical abuse and their families and the Queens Family Justice Center, which joins police, prosecutors and a wide array of not-for-profit victim support and legal services in a collaborative effort to address the many complex issues posed by the incidence of domestic violence.


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