Division of Criminal Justice Services

Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Dawn Ackernecht, Administrator
64 East Fulton Street 
Gloversville, New York 12078 
Phone: (518) 773-1112, Fax: (518) 773-7958
Supervising Agency
Citizens in Community Service, Inc. 

This program began operation in 1990. 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 are 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.


FULTON COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Dawn Ackernecht, Administrator
64 East Fulton Street 
Gloversville, New York 12078 
Phone: (518) 773-1114, Fax: (518) 773-7958
Supervising Agency
Citizens in Community Service, Inc.

This program began operation in 1987. 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.