Herkimer County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Josephine Sohnn, Probation Director

109 Mary Street
Suite 1202
Herkimer, NY 13350-2921
(315) 867-1160 FAX (315) 867-1194

Supervising Agency :
Herkimer County Probation Department

This program began operation in 1985. This project provides the criminal courts with a sentencing alternative 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.


HERKIMER COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Josephine Sohnn, Probation Director

PO Box 791
Herkimer, NY 13350-2921
(315) 867-1160 FAX (315) 867-1194

Supervising Agency :
Herkimer County Probation Department

This program began operation in 1986. The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) is an Alternative to Incarceration operation provided to superior courts and Local Conditional Release Commissions by participating probation departments. ISP offers a credible sentencing and community supervision option for offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated. Agency services provided are primarily eligibility assessments, court ordered restrictions, monitoring, field supervision and intensive supervision.


HERKIMER COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Josephine Sohnn, Probation Director

109 Mary Street
Suite 1202
Herkimer, NY 13350-2921
(315) 867-1160 FAX (315) 867-1194

Supervising Agency :
Herkimer 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 include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions where appropriate and court notification of those who fail to satisfy release requirements.


HERKIMER COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Josephine Sohnn, Probation Director

109 Mary Street
Suite 1202
Herkimer, NY 13350-2921
(315) 867-1160 FAX (315) 867-1194

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. Investigation 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. This county probation department participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision) Adjustment services programming, coordinated by Thomas Montana