Division of Criminal Justice Services

Dutchess County


Gary M. Collins, Ph.D., Clinical Unit Administrator
Intensive Treatment Alternatives Program (ITAP)
230 North Road 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-3680, Fax: (845) 886-3690

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH)
The Dutchess County ITAP Program is an OASAS licensed substance abuse day rehab administered by the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health in conjunction with the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections to provide a highly structured level of treatment to chemically dependent patients who are involved in the criminal justice system who are legally mandated by the courts as an alternative to incarceration. Participants report to a probation officer who is on site and is an integral member of the treatment team. The goal is to address issues related to chemical dependency (i.e., sober support systems, life skills training, and psychodynamic issues), mental health, and criminal thinking with the long-term goal of developing and maintaining a program of recovery, increasing socially adaptive behavior, finding stable housing and work, and reducing rates of recidivism, including re-arrest and re-incarceration, and changes in attitudes and values. The program partners with several residential housing providers offering a comprehensive recovery package of outpatient treatment with safe and sober housing to promote sustainable recovery.


Mary Ellen Still, Probation Director
50 Market Street 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3247 
Phone: (845) 486-2600, Fax: (845) 486-2676

Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections
The Dutchess County Pretrial Services Program is an Alternative to Incarceration Program (ATI) that operates 5 days a week. While primarily a jailbased program, pretrial services’ officers also staff our highest volume courts in an effort to avoid un-necessary pretrial incarceration. Following the eligibility interview, the officer verifies as much information as possible to make a recommendation for an appropriate release. Pre-trial Services in Dutchess County can inform release along a continuum; from least restrictive (ROR) through more restrictive (RUS) programming that could include placing a participant in a day-reporting program, women’s center, transitional-housing program, electronic monitoring, drug treatment, or a combination thereof.


Najea Ashe, Program Director
33 Arlington Ave, Suite 5
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603    
Phone: (845) 452-6747, Fax: (845) 452-6957

Project M.O.R.E., Inc.
Project MORE, Inc. implements a Dutchess County Women's Reporting Center that addresses incarcerated females boarded out of county, and those jail-bound under pretrial, sentenced, and are in alternative to revocation situations. Through provision of evidence-based case management, cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBI), employment-development programming, temporary housing, and other services offered by the WRC; this model program can reduce the need for confinement of females in Dutchess County. The foundation of this gender responsive, trauma-informed model is the CBI, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT).


Cherrell Evans-Tillery, Program Director
21 Cheney Drive, PO Box 190
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 452-0148, Fax: (845) 452-0634

Project M.O.R.E., Inc.
Project M.O.R.E. Inc.'s Probation Violation Residential Center (PVRC) was established to assist Probation Departments in stabilizing convicted felony probationers who have a violation of probation, or are at high risk of probation violation, that could result in a state prison sentence. The PVRC is a short-term residential intervention that provides services to address criminogenic and treatment needs related to the likelihood of non-compliance and recidivism, therein enhancing public safety. Programming includes the use of an actuarial risk and needs assessment, responsivity assessment(s), case planning to address identified needs, and the provision of cognitive based interventions and employment readiness.


Nicole Willoughby, Vice President of New York Operations
Project MORE, Inc.
161 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 452-0148 Fax: (845) 452-0634

Dutchess County Jail
Project MORE’s Jail-Based CBI Program provides a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI), Interactive Journaling (IJ) or Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), within the Dutchess County Jail. The program serves a population that includes both men and women in the jail from the Dutchess Re-Entry Stabilization Transition and Reintegration Track (RESTART) program, as well as worker inmates. Transition Plans are also provided. The goal is to improve participant understanding of the ways in which thoughts influence behaviors and, ultimately, provide an individual with the skills needed to change their thinking, behavior, and reduce recidivism outcomes.