August 28, 2019

Justice Center Announces Arrest of Worker Accused of Hitting Individual with Special Needs

Justice Center Announces Arrest of Worker Accused of Hitting Individual with Special Needs

Delmar, NY – NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Executive Director Denise M. Miranda, with the support of Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, has announced the arrest of an Industry Residential Center employee on charges he hit a 16-year-old across the face.  The Justice Center investigation was aided by use of cameras in the facility that caught the incident.

Codera K. Jackson (DOB 9/25/83) of Rochester was arrested Monday on misdemeanor charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment.

“The suspect in this case was put in a position of trust with the victim,” said Executive Director Miranda. “Instead, he deliberately attacked the victim.  The Justice Center will work to hold Mr. Jackson accountable for his actions.”

Jackson was issued an appearance ticket with a future date to appear in front of the court.

About the Justice Center

The Justice Center has statutory authority to investigate and prosecute crimes against vulnerable New Yorkers. The agency also assists other law enforcement agencies – such as the New York State Police, local police departments, and district attorneys – with their investigations that involve abuse or neglect of people with special needs.

In addition to its law enforcement authority, the Justice Center is also empowered to pursue administrative actions against staff found responsible for misconduct.  Workers found responsible for the most egregious conduct are permanently barred from employment at facilities serving vulnerable populations under the Justice Center’s jurisdiction.

The Justice Center operates a statewide, toll-free hotline for people reporting allegations of abuse, neglect, and significant incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To report incidents of abuse and neglect call 1-855-373-2122.

Editor’s note: In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.