Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs
FRANKLIN COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE SERVICES PROGRAM
Denise L. McLane, Probation Director
355 West Main Street, Suite #131
Malone, NY 12953-1826
Phone: (518) 481-1648, Fax: (518) 481-1645
Franklin County Probation Department
This program began operation in 1989. 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.