Division of Criminal Justice Services

New York City

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

 

BROOKLYN TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES (TASC) PROGRAM

Henry Algarin, Program Director

175 Rensen Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-4333
(718) 237-9404 FAX (718) 237-5864

Supervising Agency :
Educational and Assistance Corporation, Inc.
Lance Elder, President and Chief Executive Officer
50 Clinton Street, Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-0150 FAX (516) 539-0160

This program began operation in 1989, and operates as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent substance abusing misdemeanants, and predicate and non-predicate felony offenders who are eligible for release to drug treatment.


NYC CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (CASES)

Joel Copperman, Chief Executive Officer

151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
New York NY 11201-5283
(212) 553-6300
FAX (718) 797-4513

Supervising Agency :
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services

Beginning in 1989, this agency's services have been assessment, community service, court advocacy, counseling, educational services, enhanced information service, field supervision, intensive supervision, job placement assistance, relapse prevention, recreational services, residential services and supervision. Target populations are first time felony offenders, usually between 16-21 years of age, or repeat misdemeanant offenders who are jailbound.


CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES’ YOUTH ADVOCACY PROJECT

Rukia Lumumba, Director of Youth Services

25 Chapel Street, Suite #701
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-9658 FAX (718) 858-9670

Supervising Agency :
Center for Community Alternatives
Marsha Weissman, Executive Director
115 East Jefferson Street, Suite #200
Syracuse NY 13203
(315) 422-5638 FAX (315) 471-4924

This program began operation in 1989 and serves youth charged as juvenile offenders, absent program intervention, would likely remain in detention and be placed in an OCFS facility.  Program participation lasts from 6 months to 1 year.  The project provides court advocacy, client-specific release plans, intensive case management services, youth development services and family counseling and supports. 


NYC FORTUNE SOCIETY, INC.

JoAnne Page, President and CEO

29-76 Northern Blvd, 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-2829
(347) 510-3601 FAX (347) 510-3457

This program began operation in 1985. Agency services are primarily assessment, community service, court advocacy, court ordered restrictions, counseling, educational services, enhanced information service, housing assistance, job placement and retention assistance, rehabilitation, supervision, HIV services, drug treatment and community education.


NYC FORTUNE SOCIETY DAMAS

Peggy Arroyo, Senior Director

29-76 Northern Blvd, 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-2829
(347) 510-3632 FAX (347) 510-3457

Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.
JoAnne Page, President and CEO

This project promotes public safety by providing a day treatment service as an intermediate sanction for female offenders who would likely spend six months or more in jail. This program provides outpatient drug treatment services for a city-wide population of seventy five female felony offenders, 18 years or older, who are substance abusers. This alternative to incarceration program is 6 to 12 months in duration. Selected women must have a willingness to participate in the program and a stable residence in a drug-free household. This day treatment modality utilizes cognitive, behavioral, reality group and individual therapy, as well as fundamental elements of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Twelve Step strategies.


NYC FORTUNE SOCIETY FLAMETREE

Peggy Arroyo, Senior Director

29-76 Northern Blvd, 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-2829
(347) 510-3632 FAX (347) 510 -3457

Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.
JoAnne Page, President and CEO

This program began operation in 1990. Agency services are primarily drug and alcoholism screening, referral and rehabilitation counseling for high risk felony offenders. Flametree provides day long drug-free community-based treatment for substance abusing defendants charged with felony-level offenses who would otherwise be detained pretrial or sentenced to incarceration for at least six months.


NYC FORTUNE SOCIETY FREEDOM

Peggy Arroyo, Senior Director

29-76 Northern Blvd, 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-2829
(347) 510-3632 FAX (347) 510-3457

Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.
JoAnne Page, President and CEO

The Fortune Freedom Program provides a day long community-based supervision program for non-substance abusing men and women charged with felony-level offenses, who are likely to be sentenced to more than 190 days in jail. It is designed to orient clients to Fortune, provide intensive, structured treatment and then gradually assist them in the transition to independent living.


NYC OSBORNE TREATMENT SERVICES EL RIO

Jenny Bardales-Reyes, Program Director

809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455-1704
(718) 707-0500 FAX (718) 707-3102

Supervising Agency :
The Osborne Association, Inc.
Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director

This program began operation in 1988. Agency services are primarily substance abuse treatment with a focus upon holistic health, acupuncture and other medical interventions and counseling services. This is a day treatment program which accepts both men and women.


NYC PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Ana Bermudez, Commissioner

33 Beaver Street, Room 2310
New York, NY 10004-2306
(212) 361-8977 FAX (212) 361-8969

This is an agency of city government serving the five boroughs of New York City. 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 release services and alternative sentencing are also provided. It also participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision) Adjustment services programming coordinated by the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator.


NYC Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.

Althea Simon, Grants Manager

448 East 119 th Street
New York, NY 10035-3627
(212) 996-8633 FAX (212) 996-8638

Supervising Agency:
Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.
Anne Elliott, Ph.D., Executive Director

Located in East Harlem since 1975, Greenhope's commitment to providing quality services to ex-offenders has made it a leader in working with women to address the problems that lead to a life of drugs and crime. It is one of the few woman-centered facilities operating in New York State, which serves both parolees and alternative to incarceration (ATI). Greenhope operates three programs: Day Treatment, Outpatient Services and Residential In 2006, Greenhope anticipates the groundbreaking for its new building an ATI residence for single women as well as women with their children. Greenhope Services for Women, Inc. also manages Greenhope Housing Development Fund Corp., a building complex for single mothers and their children and a single room occupancy (SRO) facility for single women.


NYC QUEENS TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES (TASC) PROGRAM

Erin Mahoney, Program Director

80-82 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 203
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(718) 268-5657 FAX (718) 263-7338

Supervising Agency :
Educational and Assistance Corporation, Inc.
Lance Elder, President and CEO
50 Clinton Street, Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-0150 FAX (516) 539-0160

This program began operation in 1986, operating in Queens County as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent, substance abusing misdemeanants, and predicate and non-predicate felony offenders who are eligible for release to drug treatment.


STATEN ISLAND TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES (TASC) PROGRAM

Sarah Anderson, Probation Director

387 VanDuzer Street
Staten Island NY 10304
(718) 727-9722 FAX (516) 539-0160

Supervising Agency :
Educational and Assistance Corporation, Inc.
Lance W. Elder, President and CEO

This program began operation in 1985 as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent substance abusing misdemeanant and felony offenders who are eligible for release to drug treatment.


NYC STEPS TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE

Lucia Rivieccio, Director

151 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201
(212) 437-3560 FAX (212) 437-3598

Supervising Agency:
Edwin Gould Services for Children, Inc.
Aubrey Featherstone, Executive Director

This program began operation in 1986. It provides an alternative to incarceration for abused women arrested for charges that relate to the abuse. Agency services are court advocacy, education services, a counseling program for women with substance abuse and domestic violence, and a teen abuse education and counseling program. Target populations are adult women offenders who are on probation or parole, and have a history of abuse.


NEW YORK CITY TASC

Tania Chandler, Regional Director

175 Remsen Street - Room 505
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-9404 - FAX (718) 237-5864

Supervising Agency:
Educational and Assistance Corporation, Inc.
Lance Elder, President and CEO
50 Clinton Street, Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-0150 FAX (516) 539-0160

New York City TASC operates in Kings, Queens, Bronx and Richmond Counties as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent substance abusers. The program works with misdemeanants, predicate and non-predicate felony offenders who are eligible for release to treatment.


NYC WOMEN'S PRISON ASSOCIATION AND HOME, INC.

Georgia Lerner, Executive Director

110 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(646) 292-7740 FAX (646) 292-7763

Supervising Agency:
Georgia Lerner, Executive Director

Since 1844, the Women's Prison Association (WPA) has assisted incarcerated women in making the transition to independent living in the community. Agency services are primarily assessment, court advocacy, court ordered restrictions, counseling, field supervision, housing assistance, intensive supervision, job placement assistance, monitoring, recreational services, rehabilitation and residential services. This program also provides assistance to women who are HIV positive. Target populations are incarcerated females aged 18 and older who reside in Hopper Home as an alternative to incarceration, or Huntington House.