Columbia County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

COLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Daniel Kibler, Probation Supervisor

610 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4126 FAX (518) 828-2957

Supervising Agency :

Columbia County Probation Department
Michael Benvenuto, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1988. This project provides the criminal courts with sentencing alternatives through the use of community service for offenders with sentences of adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, conditional discharge or probation. Offenders will be required to make reparation for their crimes through performance of community services. The project monitors compliance with release conditions. Project operations also include offender selection, worksite selection and oversight, court/probation notification activities, referrals to human services and management of accident/liability reports.


COLUMBIA COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Daniel Kibler, Probation Supervisor

610 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4126 FAX (518) 828-2957

Supervising Agency :
Columbia County Probation Department
Michael Benvenuto, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1988. 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.


COLUMBIA COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Michael Benvenuto, Director

610 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4126 FAX (518) 828-2957

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. Investigations and supervision functions are also provided for criminals released from 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.