The New York State Supreme Court is a trial court of unlimited, original jurisdiction. It exercises its jurisdiction statewide. The mission of the Supreme Court, Criminal Term is to promote the rule of law and to serve the public by providing just and timely resolution of all matters before it.
The Criminal Term of the Supreme Court, New York County is responsible for the adjudication of all felony prosecutions in Manhattan. As of April 2018, the court operates 32 courtrooms in two buildings. The 100 Centre Street facility has 19 court parts and is shared with the Manhattan Criminal Court, the Office of the District Attorney and other agencies. The facility at 111 Centre Street has 12 court parts and is shared with the Manhattan Civil Court. An average of over 2,000 people visit the Supreme Court, Criminal Term on a daily basis.
The Supreme Court, Criminal Term is divided into 2 Trial Assignment parts, 10 conference and trial parts, 1 youth part, 1 narcotics/felony waiver part, 1 integrated domestic violence part, 16 trial parts-which include 1 Judicial Diversion part, 1 Mental Health part, 1 Veteran's Court part, and 1 JHO part.