Albany County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

ALBANY HONOR COURT

Sister Phyllis Herbert, Program Director

134 Franklin Street
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 432-9001 FAX (518) 432-1776

Supervising Agency :

820 River Street, Inc.
Jacquelyn Gentile, Chief Executive Officer
134 Franklin Street
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 377-2448 X 202 FAX (518) 377-4014

This program began operation in 1985. Agency services are primarily assessment, court advocacy, counseling, enhanced information service, intensive supervision, education and monitoring. This program also refers clients for job placement assistance, alcoholism treatment and residential services. Target populations are age 16 and above, non-violent, alcohol and drug offenders.


ALTAMONT II

Angela Lewin, Project Director

134 Franklin Street
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 4658034 FAX (518) 465-6632

Supervising Agency :

820 River Street, Inc.
Jacquelyn Gentile, Chief Executive Officer
134 Franklin Street
Albany, NY 12202
(518)377-2448 X 202FAX (518) 377-4014

This program began operation in 1984. Agency services are aimed at reducing incarceration in selected jurisdictions in upstate New York and in New York City. This program secures short-term residential treatment and outpatient treatment as alternatives-to-incarceration for drug-or alcohol-involved pretrial detainees and also for convicted offenders or parolees who need substance abuse treatment.


ALBANY COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Patrica L. Aikens, Probation Director, Joanne Cozz, ISP Supervisor

35 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 487-5200 FAX (518) 487-5204/5269

Supervising Agency :

Albany County Probation Department

This program began in 1979. The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) is an Alternative to Incarceration operation provided to superior courts and Local Conditional Release Commissions by participating probation departments. ISP offers a credible sentencing and community supervision option for offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated. Agency services provided are primarily eligibility assessments, court ordered restrictions, monitoring, field supervision and intensive supervision.


ALBANY COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES

Patrica L. Aikens, Probation Director

60 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 487-5200 FAX (518) 487-5204

Supervising Agency :

Albany County Probation Department
Patrica L. Aikens, 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 PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Patrica L. Aikens, Probation Director

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

This is an agency of county government. Agency services include the preparation of pre-sentence investigations and reports for the criminal courts and the supervision of criminals sentenced to probation. Investigation and supervision functions are also provided for criminals released from the jail by the Local Conditional Release Commission. Intake, investigation and supervision services are provided for Family Court. Many discretionary services for pretrial and alternative sentencing are also provided. This county probation department participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision) Adjustment services programming.


ALBANY COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING PROGRAM

James P. Milstein, Public Defender

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

Supervising Agency :

Albany County Public Defender's Office
James P. Milstein, Public Defender

Beginning in 1985, this agency's services are primarily bail expediting, court advocacy, enhanced information service and release planning. This program also refers clients for assessment services, batterers programs, community service, domestic violence, counseling, educational services, family services, job placement assistance, mediation, rehabilitation, recreational services, monitoring, mental health and substance abuse services.


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 to Street Crimes, began in 1984. It currently serves primarily felony offenders and parole violators who are in need of alcohol and/or drug rehabilitation. TASC also operates the Drug Court in Rensselaer County and a small transitional residence at the same address. The project staff screens for alcohol and substance abuse problems, prepares written treatment plans, and insures that clients with treatment conditions comply with court orders.