|Positions and Studies|
The Backup Center produces a variety of position papers and studies. Given the multiple and varied knowledge and skills of its staff, documents take different forms depending on their purpose and audience. Criminal justice data and analysis may underlie one report, while another focuses on legal research and conclusions. Many position papers employ a combination of approaches. Most address Public Defense Issues.
Archival material, whether in print or digitized, supplies an historical perspective on current issues. NYSDA's extensive clearinghouse of information includes its own publications spanning nearly 50 years. The Backup Center staff access the clearinghouse in conducting the many tasks included in Our Work. A sampling of older reports can be found under NYSDA History, Reports & Studies.
Items of current or continuing interest are also posted on this website. These include select Resolutions of the Board of Directors, Testimony submitted by NYSDA at legislative hearings, and reports that serve as Resources in one or more of the Practice Areas.