Division of Criminal Justice Services

Franklin County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

FRANKLIN COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES PROGRAM

Denise L. McLane, Probation Director
355 West Main Street, Suite #131
Malone, NY 12953-1826 
Phone: (518) 481-1648, Fax: (518) 481-1645
Supervising Agency
Franklin County Probation Department 

This program began operation in 1989. 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.