Division of Criminal Justice Services

Erie County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE SENTENCING PROGRAM

Sandra Griffin, Community Service Assistant

1 Niagara Plaza, Suite #111
Buffalo, NY 14202-3492
(716) 858-8889 FAX (716) 858-8194

Supervising Agency :
Erie County Probation Department
Brian McLaughlin, Director

This program began operation in 1985. 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 service. 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.


ERIE : DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED OFFENDER PROGRAM

Heather Masterson, Specialized Case Management Program Coordinator

452 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202-1515
716-883-8002
716-332-6805

Supervising Agency :
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
Mindy Cervoni, President and CEO

Since 1988, this agency has provided services primarily for clients with developmental disabilities who are 16 years or older. Its services include assessment, bail expediting, enhanced supervision, court advocacy, court ordered restrictions, enhanced information service, field supervision, housing assistance, job placement assistance, intensive case management, crisis counseling, mobility training and transportation. This agency also refers clients for community service, counseling, educational services, fine imposition/collection, recreational services, rehabilitation, residential services and restitution.


ERIE COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES

Brendon Dickman, Program Coordinator

1 Niagara Plaza, Suite #111
Buffalo, NY 14202-3492
(716) 858-8205 FAX (716) 858-2862

Supervising Agency :
Erie County Probation Department
Brian McLaughlin, Director

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.


ERIE COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Brian McLaughlin, Director

1 Niagara Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-8205 FAX (716) 858-2862

This is an agency of county government. Services include adult and juvenile probation supervision and presentence investigations including Family Court Intake, Conditional Release Program, Adult and Juvenile Intensified Supervision Programs (ISP), Domestic Violence Unit, Juvenile Delinquent Mental Health Diversion Unit, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Unit, Adult Developmentally Disabled Program and the Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) Diversion Unit. Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) services include pretrial services, community service sentencing, Drug Reporting Program and Adult and Juvenile Release Under Supervision Units in addition to the recently started Sex Offender Supervision and Treatment Program.