St. Lawrence County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY FELONY DIVERSION

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 FAX (315) 386-1030

Supervising Agency :

St. Lawrence County Probation Department

This program provides supervision and treatment for felony offenders who are eligible for probation and who would otherwise be committed to an incarcerative sentence with the NYS Department of Correctional Services (DOCS). The goal of this project is to reduce the number of DOCS commitments made in this county on an annual basis, for those non-violent offenders who could be appropriately managed in the community, with a system of graduated sanctions and service. The project provides day reporting or day treatment services, electronic monitoring, intensive supervision and other forms of offender control to ensure his or her law-abiding behavior and satisfaction of the court ordered conditions of release, such as restitution, community service and participation in substance abuse treatment.


ST. LAWRENCE DAY REPORTING

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 FAX (315) 386-1030

Supervising Agency :

St. Lawrence County Probation Department

This program began in 1994 for felony offenders convicted of probation-eligible offenses who would otherwise be incarcerated in state prison. Services of the program include basic education classes, job readiness training, counseling sessions in values clarification and critical thinking and auxillary treatment services, such as alcohol and other drug educational services and mental health counseling. Program elements are provided in collaboration with the St. Lawrence County and Lewis County BOCES.


ST. LAWRENCE PRETRIAL SERVICES

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 FAX (315) 386-1030

Supervising Agency :

St. Lawrence 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.


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY WEEKEND WORK PROGRAM

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 FAX (315) 386-1030

Supervising Agency :

St. Lawrence County Probation Department

This program began operation in 1990. Agency services are primarily assessment, court advocacy, community service site development and monitoring of work site placements. The target population is offenders with court mandates to complete unpaid community service work.


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 FAX (315) 386-1030

Supervising Agency :

St. Lawrence Probation Department

This program began operation in 1981. 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.


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Edward Gauthier, Director

Court House, 48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 379-2230 (315) 386-1030

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 Supervision) Adjustment services programming.