Division of Criminal Justice Services

Jefferson County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

JEFFERSON COUNTY PRETRIAL SERVICES PROGRAM

Martin Morrison, Probation Director
175 Arsenal Street, Room #601
Watertown, NY 13601-2557 
Phone: (315) 785-3182, Fax: (315) 785-5094
Supervising Agency:
Jefferson County Probation Department

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.


JEFFERSON COUNTY "THE BRIDGE" PROGRAM

Joanna Loomis, Executive Director
247 Factory Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 782-8440, Fax: (315) 782-8441
Supervising Agency:
Watertown Urban Mission

This program began operation in 1982. Agency services are primarily assessment, after-hours phone line for client support, community service, court advocacy, court-ordered restrictions, counseling, enhanced information service, field supervision, intensive supervision, and a monthly motivational group for clients. This agency also refers clients for educational services, fine imposition/collection, housing assistance, supervision of clients with sentences of intermittent incarceration, job-placement assistance, recreational services, rehabilitation, residential services and drug/alcohol evaluation.
Target populations are repeat felony offenders and repeat misdemeanants.