The Community Prosecution Team (CPT) is a part of the District Attorney’s office that focuses on addressing the issues in high crime areas of Schenectady. Through various projects and programs, members of the CPT are working together with residents and other organizations to better the community.
Open - Door Program
Open Door was created to provide an outlet for residents and businesses to express concerns about their neighborhoods. The CPT provides plenty of convenient mediums and available hours for concerned citizens of Schenectady to voice out against any injustices or crimes. With the information collected, the CPT works to find immediate solutions for those concerned. Connecting people to officials and offices that can help them get what they need and forwarding reports to the Police Department are just some of the ways the CPT can help.
If you see something or are experiencing some difficulties in the community, you can contact us various ways:
Visit us at: Community Prosecution Team
Charlie Mills Center
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: 1(800) OPEN-DOOR (673-6667)
Stop the Silence Summit
The Community Prosecution Team is currently working on creating an event that will advocate cooperation with residents. Cooperating with police and prosecution offices has unfortunately received a bad connotation in urban, underprivileged communities. Residents see and experience violence and other crimes in our neighborhoods yet do not report due to fear or an attempt to avoid “snitching”. With this event, CPT hopes to enlighten the community on how working together will benefit the community and try to “Stop the Silence”.