Division of Criminal Justice Services

Albany County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs


ALBANY COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES PROGRAM

William Connors, Probation Director
60 South Pearl Street 
Albany, NY 12207-2197
Phone: (518) 487-5200, Fax: (518) 487-5204
Supervising Agency:
Albany County Probation Department

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 PUBLIC DEFENDER-BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Stephen W. Herrick, Public Defender
60 South Pearl Street, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207-1508 
Phone: (518) 447-7150, Fax: (518) 447-5533
Supervising Agency:
Albany County Public Defender's Office

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.


CEO (ALBANY) EMPLOYMENT-FOCUSED SERVICES PROGRAM

Jessica Centeno, NYS Director, Workforce Development
50 Broadway 18th floor
NY, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 612-5139, Fax: (212) 669-0803
Supervising Agency
Center for Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a national non-profit organization providing immediate and comprehensive employment services exclusively to men and women returning with criminal convictions, provides comprehensive employment services to high-risk parolees in Albany through transitional-employment programming and cognitive-behavioral intervention (CBI) through the DCJS Employment Focused Services Program.  By incorporating CEO's Cognitive-Behavioral Employment approach, which combines best-in-class strategies to help the hardest-to-employ seek and retain employment as well as integrates evidence-based and best practices for justice-involved populations, CEO will work will high-risk parolees towards the goal of ultimately achieving reductions in felony re-arrests and increase long-term employment.