Division of Criminal Justice Services

New York City

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

BASICS RESIDENTIAL STABILIZATION CENTER PROGRAM (RSC)

Stefanie Geigel, Program Director
1064 Franklin Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY  11111
Phone: (718) 764-1545
Supervising Agency:
Bronx Addiction Services Integrated Concepts System, Inc.

OPCA's contract for a Probation Violation Residential Center (PVRC) is to be operated by BASICS Inc. in New York City to serve persons from all 5 boroughs. The center is located in the Bronx and serves persons under probation supervision who are at risk of unsuccessful program completion, or with a felony probation violation pending and in need of stabilization services to avoid incarceration in state prison.


BRONX COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM

Maria Almonte, Project Director
320 8th Ave., 18th Floor
New York, NY  10018
Phone: (646) 386-3836, Fax: (212) 397-0985
Supervising Agency:
Center for Court Innovation/Fund for the City of New York

Bronx Community Solutions is an alternative to incarceration program that targets non-violent misdemeanor offenders arraigned at the Bronx Criminal Court and combines community service, drug treatment, job training and counseling.  The product of a planning process involving the Unified Court System, the Bronx District Attorney's Office, the Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office of the City of New York, the defense bar, the New York City Department of Probation, local community boards, the Center for Court Innovation and others, Bronx Community Solutions began operations in January 2005 in one of the two full-time arraignment parts in the Bronx. Bronx Community Solutions then expanded to accept cases from both arraignment parts, conference parts and night and weekend arraignment parts. The project's services are now available to all of the more than 40 judges working in the consolidated Bronx County Criminal Division. 


RED HOOK-BROWNSVILLE ATI PROGRAM

Amanda Berman, Project Director
320 8th Ave., 18th Floor
New York, NY  10018
Phone: (646) 386-3836, Fax: (212) 397-0985
Supervising Agency:
Center for Court Innovation/Fund for the City of New York

The Center for Court Innovation's Red Hook-Brownsville ATI Program (also known as "Brooklyn Justice Initiatives") is an alternative to incarceration program that targets misdemeanor offenders arraigned at the Kings County Criminal Court and combines community service, drug treatment, job training and counseling.  The product of a planning process involving the Unified Court System, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, the Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office of the City of New York, the defense bar, the New York City Department of Probation, the Center for Court Innovation and others. The ATI Program is focused on providing services to young people, ages 16-24, from the Red Hook and Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn.


NEW YORK CITY TASC PROGRAM

Tania Peterson Chandler Esq., Vice President of Operations
50 Clinton Street, Suite #107
Hempstead, NY  11550 
Phone: (516) 539 0150, Fax: (516) 539 0160
Supervising Agency:
EAC, Inc.

NYC TASC will serve male and female defendants arrested within the five boroughs and appearing in Criminal and Supreme Courts who have a substance-use disorder. Defendants in Criminal and Supreme Court are age 15 and up. Defendants must be charged or subject to conviction of a felony or misdemeanor and identified as having a substance-use disorder via toxicology testing, diagnostic screening tools and or jail/prison records.  Clients not presenting a substance-use disorder will be excluded from participating. All charges will be considered with violent offenders being accepted if all parties involved (District Attorney, Judge and Defense Counsel) agree to diversion, the assessment determines that the defendant is suitable for placement in the community and appropriate treatment modality and services are available.


NYC TASC MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION PROGRAM

Tania Peterson Chandler Esq., Vice President of Operations
50 Clinton Street, Suite #107
Hempstead, NY  11550 
Phone: (516) 539 0150, Fax: (516) 539 0160
Supervising Agency:
EAC, Inc.

NYC TASC Mental Health Diversion serves male and female defendants arrested within the five boroughs and appearing in Criminal and Supreme Courts who are diagnosed with a mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. Defendants in Criminal and Supreme Court are age 15 and up must be charged or subject to conviction of a felony or misdemeanor and identified as having a substance-use disorder or co-occurring disorder via toxicology testing, diagnostic screening tools and or jail/prison records.  All charges will be considered with violent offenders being accepted if all parties involved (District Attorney, Judge and Defense Counsel) agree to diversion, the assessment determines that the defendant is suitable for placement in the community and appropriate treatment modality and services are available.


EAC NYC ENHANCED EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE PROGRAM (NYC EEI)

Tania Peterson Chandler Esq., Vice President of Operations
50 Clinton Street, Suite #107
Hempstead, NY  11550 
Phone: (516) 539 0150, Fax: (516) 539 0160
Supervising Agency:
EAC, Inc.

This program assists individuals under court or probation supervision in the 5 boroughs of NYC change their criminal thinking and remain free from re-arrest by providing cognitive-behavioral therapy using Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), providing job-readiness skills utilizing Ready, Set, Work! (RSW!) and assistance with gaining employment and employment retention.


NYC OSBORNE TREATMENT SERVICES EL RIO PROGRAM

Jenny Bardales, Program Director
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455-1704
Phone: (718) 707-2641, Fax: (718) 707-3102
Supervising Agency:
The Osborne Association, Inc.

This ATI Initiative is comprised of two service components:  El Rio and the Court Advocacy Services Unit (CAS).  El Rio is an intensive outpatient drug treatment program that provides services primarily to clients who have been charged with one or more felonies and are likely to receive a sentence of incarceration of six months or more, or are likely to remain detained through their pretrial period.  Defendants who meet the criminal justice eligibility are assessed for drug abuse and appropriately placed in either El Rio's Marijuana Track or the El Rio Classic Track.  Court Advocacy Services (CAS) assists attorneys representing indigent felony defendants, including juveniles being tried in adult courts.


BRONX ADOLESCENT DBA - RIKERS ISLAND JAIL PROGRAM

Jenny Bardales, Program Director
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY  10455
Phone: (718) 707-2641, Fax: (718) 707-3102
Supervising Agency:
The Osborne Association, Inc.

The Osborne Association proposes to expand our Court Advocacy Services (CAS) to serve indigent adolescent defendants in the New York City courts detained on Rikers Island. Participants are represented by attorneys on New York City's Assigned Counsel (18-B) Panel, other indigent defense counsel and retained attorneys in instances in which the court determines that the client cannot afford services beyond their legal representation. The goal for this program is to reduce reliance on incarceration by demonstrating the effectiveness of ATIs in reducing future criminal behavior, promoting community safety and yielding significant cost savings by diverting people from prison and jail while providing them with career exploration and job-readiness services to improve their short and long-term employment outcomes. The program will provide job-readiness training to 100 incarcerated adolescents on Rikers Island and we will provide advocacy for these defendants in New York City criminal courts annually, securing successful ATI dispositions and  successful ATD dispositions in some cases, resulting in non-incarcerative or lesser-incarcerative sentences and connection to high quality programming that preserves family and social connectedness and promotes successful outcomes in critical areas of mental and physical health, sobriety, family, education and employment for court-involved individuals. Upon receiving an ATI/ATD disposition, eligible participants may then be enrolled in hard skills training through our Bronx-based Career Center.


OSBORNE NYC PAROLE EMPLOYMENT PROJECT

Jenny Bardales, Program Director
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY  10455
Phone: (718) 707-2641, Fax: (718) 707-3102
Supervising Agency:
The Osborne Association, Inc.

The Osborne NYC Parole Employment Project provides employment services to moderate to high risk men and women living in New York City who are assessed as being at high risk of violating the conditions of their parole and who are unemployed or underemployed. This program focuses on people living in the Bronx and Brooklyn where these service sites are located. Osborne conducts outreach with and accepts referrals from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the Bronx and Kings County Re-entry Task Forces and provides comprehensive assessments to determine risk, needs, and job readiness; cognitive-behavioral interventions; work-readiness training; hard and soft skills training; job placement including subsidized employment; and job retention supports.


BRONX CONNECT PROGRAM

Reverend Wendy Calderon Payne, Executive Director
442 East 149th Street
PO Bos 617
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 402-6872, Fax: (718) 402-6879
Supervising Agency:
Urban Youth Alliance International, Inc.

The Urban Youth Alliance International, Inc/Bronx Connect program will provide an alternative to incarceration option to the courts and other criminal justice referring/releasing agencies by providing appropriate services to youth and juvenile offender populations.


 

EDWIN GOULD – STEPS TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE PROGRAM

Anne Patterson, Executive Director
151 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 437-3660, Fax: (212) 437-3560
Supervising Agency:
Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

The STEPS to End Family Violence ATI Program works with a specialized group of women -- women who are victims of domestic violence, family violence, sexual abuse and relational trauma who have been arrested and charged with crimes that are related to their histories of abuse. The program provides individual and group counseling, domestic violence education and advocacy within the NYC courts for our clients.


COMMON JUSTICE PROGRAM

Danielle Sered, Executive Director
540 Atlantic Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11217
Phone: (718) 747-8779, Fax: (718) 764-6399
Supervising Agency:
Vera Institute of Justice

Common Justice is an alternative to incarceration and victim service program working with 16-26-year-olds facing jail and prison sentences for serious felonies in Kings and Bronx Counties, NY.


CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES CLIENT SPECIFIC PLAN PROGRAM (CSP)

Katherine Leptokaropoulos, Director of CSP, Program Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance- New York City
25 Chapel Street, Suite #701
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (718) 858-9658
Supervising Agency:
Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

The Center for Community Alternatives’ (CCA) Client Specific Planning (CSP) program, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a defender-based advocacy program that has been providing sentencing mitigation services since 1981.


CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES, INC. CROSSROADS PROGRAM

Vanessa Piedra, Director of Treatment Services- New York City
25 Chapel Street, Suite #701
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (718) 858-9658
Supervising Agency:
Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

The goal for this ATI project is to reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and enhance defendant/offender accountability through community corrections. The Crossroads Program is a medically supervised, OASAS licensed, intensive outpatient-treatment program that offers services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system as an alternative to incarceration. The participants are provided with: individual and group counseling, case management, court advocacy, comprehensive assessments, mental health services, pre-employment services, housing referrals and other ancillary services aimed at preparing men and women for self-sufficient and law-abiding lives.


CCA YOUTH ADVOCACY PROJECT

Josefina Bastidas Esq., Deputy Director - New York City
25 Chapel Street, Suite #701
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (718) 858-9658
Supervising Agency:
Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

The Center for Community Alternatives offers the Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) a community-based intensive supervision alternative-to-incarceration program for juvenile offenders. YAP provides supervision and case-management services for up to one year pending sentencing. Participants receive services including: monthly progress reports; supervision of school attendance and school visits; curfew monitoring; referrals to community-based services; home visits; random urinalysis testing; HIV/AIDS prevention and education services; life skills workshops; family therapy; parent support workshops; educational and vocational counseling; referrals to community-service placement; MetroCard’s for transportation to and from the program and snacks. Additional program components may include nightly curfew checks, regular interaction with schools to ensure and verify school attendance, home visits and regular reports to court. CCA notifies courts when a significant violation of court mandates occurs, notably if the youth has been re-arrested or has absconded. In addition to community support and supervision, CCA's services to court-involved youth incorporate a youth development perspective and address issues including family functioning, educational needs, health and mental health issues.


CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, INC. ENHANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ATI YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM

Sophia Morel, Program Director
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 553-6316, Fax: (718) 797-4513
Supervising Agency:
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.

CASES will implement the Enhanced Behavioral Health ATI Youth Services (EBH) program. Through EBH, CASES will embed two behavioral health specialist teams within the Harlem and Brooklyn program offices of the Court Employment Project (CEP). EBH will operate as a distinct program within CEP, a 6-12 month ATI primarily serving young people age 16-24 who would otherwise be jail- or prison-bound as the result of felony convictions. EBH will utilize a team-based behavioral health services approach to include effective initial ATI engagement, responsive-treatment planning, distinct behavioral health service tracks, engagement in CBI, and a comprehensive process to support referral of and engagement by participating youth in external treatment, as needed. A guiding goal of EBH will be to help especially high-risk and/or high-need ATI youth to address challenges and successfully complete their ATI court mandate.


CASES COURT EMPLOYMENT PROJECT (CEP)

Sophia Morel, Program Director
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 553-6316, Fax: (718) 797-4513
Supervising Agency:
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.

The Court Employment Project (CEP) provides an alternative to incarceration for youth and young adults charged with a felony in New York Supreme Courts and also includes youth who face detention/incarceration as a result of misdemeanor charges that are being adjudicated in New York County or Queens County court. The program diverts 400 participants annually citywide. Through six months of case management (3 or more months for identified misdemeanor offenses), risk responsive on-site programming, and links to community-based services, CEP promotes the successful completion of the court-ordered alternative, engages youth in pro-social programming and activities, and reduces the risk of continued court involvement.


CASES MANHATTAN START PROGRAM

Sophia Morel, Program Director
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 553-6316, Fax: (718) 797-4513
Supervising Agency:
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.

Manhattan START (Short-Term Assessment and Referral to Treatment) provides an alternative to incarceration on Rikers Island for adults charged with misdemeanors in New York County Criminal Court. The program will divert participants into one of two program tracks. Women and defendants with mental illness receive 3-5 sessions of community-case management (CCM) and service referrals. Men without mental illness are served in 3-5 days of daytime custody (DTC), during which they perform community service, receive group and individual counseling, and are linked with ongoing community services, as appropriate. Individuals in both program tracks receive evidence-based services aimed at lowering recidivism risk, and graduates of either track who are assessed as having a continued risk of recidivism and behavioral-health needs are eligible for up to four months of community-case management services following mandate completion.


CASES NATHANIEL ACT PROGRAM

Ann Marie Louison, Program Director
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 553-6343, Fax: (212) 619-2821
Supervising Agency:
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.

Nathaniel ACT provides an alternative to incarceration for adults with serious and persistent mental illness charged with a felony in New York County Supreme Court. The program will divert participants, maintaining an active census. The program links defendants to evidence-based, Assertive Community-Treatment Services to address mental health and dual disorder treatment needs, while providing risk-responsive assessment, case planning, and counseling aimed at reducing recidivism.


CASES EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR ATI YOUNG PEOPLE PROGRAM

Sophia Morel, Program Director
151 Lawrence Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (212) 553-6343, Fax: (212) 619-2821
Supervising Agency:
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.

This program provides employment services for justice-involved young people as part of a felony alternative-to-incarceration/community-supervision program in New York City. The employment services combine evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBIs) and promising employment-readiness models. The program improves community supervision and employment outcomes for medium- and high-risk, felony-involved young people. The program's risk- and gender-responsive service tiers guides the delivery of the CBIs, employment-readiness models, subsidized employment, and job placement and retention services to ensure the program's target population can address behavioral challenges while building motivation and skills to obtain and retain employment while avoiding recidivism.


CEO: TIER 3 EMPLOYMENT-FOCUSED SERVICES FOR HIGH RISK YOUNG ADULTS ON PROBATION PROGRAM

Sam Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer
50 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Main Number: (212) 422-4430 Ext. 2120
Direct Desk Number: (646) 354-7120
Mobile Number: (646) 245-8129
Fax Number: (212) 612-5153
Supervising Agency:
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) and the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provide employment-focused services to high risk young adults aged 18-24 on probation with the highest employment needs across New York City.  The target population are high-risk probationers aged 18-24 who are disconnected from the world of work and do not have either a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate.  DOP makes referrals to CEO based on the results of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) validated risk/needs assessment.  CEO provides job-readiness programming that includes Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Life-Skills Education, continuous re-assessment, individual coaching; transitional employment; job-placement assistance; and robust supportive services even after non-subsidized employment is obtained.  


 

PALLADIA MEN'S INITIATIVE PROGRAM (PMI)

Lynda Jones-Johnson, VP of Behavioral Health
305 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY  10001
Phone: (646) 565-5841, Fax: (212) 979-8807
Supervising Agency:
Services for the UnderServed, Inc.

The Palladia Men's Initiative (PMI), PMI will offer a diverse array of services emphasizing court recruitment to be followed by enhanced substance-abuse treatment services. The alternative to incarceration program model begins with screening in the courts; moves to treatment, case management, housing, and vocational services; and is followed by re-entry and recovery services. The goal of the Palladia Men's Initiative is to divert felony offenders from prison to an appropriate alternative to incarceration program in order to reduce recidivism to prison and improve treatment outcomes.


WPA'S JUSTICEHOME PROGRAM

Eric Grossman, Program Director
110 Second Avenue
New York, NY  11203
Phone: (718) 687 4731, Fax: (646) 292-7763
Supervising Agency:
Women’s Prison Association & Home, Inc.

WPA's JusticeHome Alternative to Incarceration is an intensive and largely home-based gender-responsive ATI model for women facing incarceration of six months or more as a result of felony or misdemeanor charges. 


WPA'S "WORKING IT OUT" PROGRAM

Wendy Eberhardt, Program Director
110 Second Avenue
New York, NY  10003
Phone: (646) 292 7711, Fax: (646) 292-7763
Supervising Agency:
Women’s Prison Association & Home, Inc.

WPA's "Working It Out" employment program provides medium and high intensity gender-responsive cognitive-behavioral and employment-readiness and placement services to female probationers and court-referred women. These services are based on the individual's risk score and employment need,
Program Services include: 1.) individualized comprehensive case management to assist program participants with any needs they might have, including drug treatment, mental health services, housing support, and other stabilization needs; 2.) delivery of a cognitive-behavioral intervention 3.) career assessment and delivery of Ready, Set, Work!, a 20-hour skill-based employment-readiness training 4.) on-going job readiness and skills individual coaching and workshops (resume development, job search, computer literacy, interview preparation) and volunteer-led tutoring and TASC preparation 5.) job placement and retention assistance.


FORTUNE SOCIETY – FLAME TREE PROGRAM

Richard Pantaleoni, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health
29-76 Northern Blvd 
Long Island City, NY  11101 
Phone: (347) 510-3601, Fax: (212) 633-6845
Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.

Fortune Society offers an ATI intervention for defendants who demonstrate/are diagnosed with substance abuse or use service needs who would otherwise be facing incarceratory sentences averaging at least a year.  We provide program services for incarceration-bound felony-level defendants, building licensed mental health treatment atop an established and respected ATI framework combined with extensive wraparound services.  The wrap-around component includes services based upon client need ranging from substance abuse treatment to supportive housing to benefits advocacy to lifetime aftercare.


FORTUNE SOCIETY – FREEDOM PROGRAM

Rob De Leon, Associate Vice President of Programs
29-76 Northern Blvd 
Long Island City, NY  11101 
Phone: (347) 510-3601, Fax: (212) 633-6845
Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.

Fortune Society offers an ATI intervention for defendants who would otherwise be facing incarceration sentences averaging at least a year.  We provide program services for incarceration-bound felony-level defendants, building treatment atop an established and respected ATI framework combined with extensive wraparound services.  The wrap-around component includes services based upon client need ranging from substance-abuse treatment, supportive housing, benefits advocacy to lifetime aftercare.


FORTUNE SOCIETY – BETTER LIVING CENTER PROGRAM

Richard Pantaleoni, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health
29-76 Northern Blvd 
Long Island City, NY  11101 
Phone: (347)-510-3601, Fax: (212) 633-6845
Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.

Fortune Society offers an ATI intervention for defendants who demonstrate/are diagnosed with mental health service needs who would otherwise be facing incarcerative sentences averaging at least one year.  We provide program services for incarceration-bound felony-level mentally ill defendants, building licensed mental health treatment atop an established and respected ATI framework combined with extensive wrap-around services.  The wrap-around component includes services based upon client need, ranging from substance abuse treatment to supportive housing to benefits advocacy to lifetime aftercare.


 

FORTUNE SOCIETY RESIDING HOPE PROGRAM

Rob De Leon, Associate Vice President of Programs
29-76 Northern Blvd 
Long Island City, NY  11101 
Phone: (347)-510-3601, Fax: (212) 633-6845
Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.

Fortune's Residing Hope Program will connect people charged with crimes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens to residential treatment. Fortune Court Advocates, located directly in the above listed borough courthouses, will work with Defense Attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and presiding Judges to screen for, assess, and advocate on behalf of Residing Hope participants so that they can enroll into residential treatment in lieu of being incarcerated. Upon receiving consent from the courts, Fortune Court Advocates will facilitate the transition of Residing Hope participants into residential treatment. Once enrolled in residential treatment, Fortune's Administrative Coordinator/Analyst will remain in contact with Residing Hope participants and their assigned residential treatment primary counselor in order to monitor and document their progress. Fortune Court Advocates will receive regular progress reports, which they will monitor and report to the court on. Upon a Residing Hope participant's successful completion of their court mandate obligations, Residing Hope participants will be connected to Fortune's wide-array of wrap-around supports, as well as will receive referrals to our outside partner organizations to engage in further services.


FORTUNE SOCIETY’ EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROGRAM

Laura Senkevitch, Associate Vice President of Education and Employment Services
29-76 Northern Blvd. 
Long Island City, NY  11101 
Phone: (347) 510-3601, Fax: (212) 633-6845 
Supervising Agency:
The Fortune Society, Inc.

The Fortune Society (Fortune) provides medium and high intensity employment-focused programming for people on parole in New York City (NYC) and Nassau County.  This program serves NYC and Nassau County residents who are under community supervision with the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) through an initiative delivered by our Employment Services unit at their service center in Long Island City, Queens. This program provides employment services to individuals on parole who are determined to be at moderate to high risk of recidivism and to have a wide range of employment needs.  Their services also include work-readiness training and a cognitive-behavioral intervention, in addition to vocational-skills training and transitional employment leading to job placement and job retention.


THE CHILD CENTER OF NY ATI PROGRAM

Tina Reynolds, Program Director
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, 4th Floor
Queens, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 297-8000
Supervising Agency:
Child Center of NY

The Child Center of NY operates an Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program which will reduce recidivism through the use of targeted interventions and evidenced-based practices. We will serve individuals, ages 16 and older, who are pre-trial Release on Recognizance (ROR) and pre-trial Release Under Supervision (RUS), especially individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. The program's primary goal will be to help reduce the Queens County rate of recidivism. Additional goals of the program will be to: Reverse criminal and addictive thinking; Reduce the impact of mental health and/or substance abuse issues on individual's behavior; and ensure individuals in the program adhere to clinical treatment recommendations. 


COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES DEFENDER-BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Julie Defina, Associate Executive Director
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica, NY  11432
Phone: (718) 523-6868, Fax: (718) 523-8204
Supervising Agency:
Community Mediation Service, Inc.

We are proposing an Alternative to Incarceration Defender-Based Advocacy Program that will serve young adults, ages 18-26, with felony cases pending before the court in Queens County. Our program prepares detailed Client Specific Plans that recommend community-based services as an alternative to prison sentences. Client Specific Plans are to be approved by the court, and report participant progress to the court. These Client Specific Plans are used to inform our Case Management Program.