The City of New York Criminal Court is headed by the Honorable Fern. A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts who is responsible for the overall operation of the Courts. Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fisher is assisted in this task by four Supervising Judge: Honorable Melissa Jackson (Manhattan); Honorable Deborah Stevens Modica (Queens); Honorable William Miller (Kings); and Honorable Alan Meyer (Richmond).
Under the direction of the Administrative Judge, the Chief Clerk of the court oversees the Court's staff of non-judicial personnel. Chief Clerk Justin A. Barry is assisted in this task by the First Deputy Chief Clerk for the citywide operations, Joseph Vitolo. In addition, the Chief Clerk is supported by four Borough Chief Clerks who, along with the Supervising Judge, oversee the day-to-day operations in each county.