Division of Criminal Justice Services

Cayuga County

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

CAYUGA COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING PROGRAM

Heather Petrus, Executive Director
17 East Genesee Street 
Auburn, NY 13021 
Phone: (315) 253-9795 Ext. 142, Fax: (315) 253-3255
Supervising Agency:
Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc. 

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 the 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.


CAYUGA COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES PROGRAM

Heather Petrus, Executive Director
17 East Genesee Street 
Auburn, New York 13021 
Phone: (315) 253-979 Ext. 142, Fax: (315) 253-3255
Supervising Agency:
Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc. 

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.


CAYUGA COUNTY THINKING FOR A CHANGE PROGRAM

Heather Petrus, Executive Director
Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc.
17 E. Genesee Street 
Auburn, New York 13021 
Phone: (315) 253-979 Ext. 142, Fax: (315) 253-3255
Supervising Agency:
Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc. 

This project began in January 2018.  The program provides the Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention, Thinking for a Change (T4C), to reduce the recidivism of probation violations within Cayuga County. This program serves 48 individuals annually with the goal of reducing recidivism through the use of an evidenced-based, targeted intervention. The T4C Program intends to screen, assess, and provide services to criminal justice involved individuals that have been deemed high risk to violate their conditions of probation. The T4C program seeks to provide an opportunity that gives offenders the skills they need to not commit another offense in the future.