Albany County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs


ALBANY COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES

William Connors, Probation Director

60 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 487-5200 FAX (518) 487-5269 or 5263

Supervising Agency :

Albany County Probation Department

William Connors, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1985. This project provides all criminal court clients, initially unable to post bail, the opportunity to be interviewed to determine eligibility for release from jail. The interview process objectively assesses the defendant's qualifications for release through release on his/her own recognizance (ROR), or, where the court determines the risk of absconding to be greater, through release under supervision (RUS). Program operations include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions where appropriate, and court notification of those who fail to satisfy release requirements.


ALBANY COUNTY: TASC OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT, INC.

Joanne Schlang, Executive Director

87 Columbia Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 465-1455 FAX (518) 465-1842

Supervising Agency :

TASC of the Capital District

TASC, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities, began in 1984.  It currently serves persons charged with new arrests, probation or parole violators, and persons returning to the community from state prison.  Services include evaluation, placement in drug/alcohol/mental health treatment, court advocacy, case management, and monitoring for progress reports to the courts.  TASC operates separate transitional residences for men and women and provides onsite parenting classes, cognitive behavioral therapy groups, and an employment readiness program. 


ALBANY COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM

James P. Milstein, Public Defender

60 South Pearl Street, 4TH FLOOR
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 447-7150 FAX (518) 447-5533

Supervising Agency :

Albany County Public Defender's Office

James P. Milstein, Public Defender

This project provides the criminal courts with individualized treatment and supervision plans for selected, non-violent defendants, to alleviate long-term pretrial detention for selected defendants, and provide a basis for alternatives to incarceration sentencing recommendations by defense counsel. The project provides information referral services and pretrial release plans. In addition, the project prepares alternative sentencing proposals that outline non-incarcerative dispositions and include detailed narratives regarding the defendant's social history, current circumstance and criminal involvement.