Division of Criminal Justice Services

Broome County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

BROOME COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Lorraine Wilmot, Probation Director
PO Box 1766 
Binghamton, NY 13902-1766
Phone: (607) 778-2121, Fax: (607) 778-6137
Supervising Agency:
Broome 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 will include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions, where appropriate, and court notification of those who fail to satisfy release requirements.