Lewis County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

LEWIS COUNTY FELONY DIVERSION

Mary Jo Burkhard, Probation Director

7660 State Street, Room217
Court House
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-5358 FAX (315) 376-1673

Supervising Agency:

Lewis County Probation Department

This program provides supervision and treatment to 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.


LEWIS COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Mary Jo Burkhard, Probation Director

7660 State Street, Room 217
Court House
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-5358 FAX (315) 376-1673

Supervising Agency:

Lewis County Probation Department

This program began operation in 1986. 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.


LEWIS COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Mary Jo Burkhard, Probation Director

7660 State Street, Room 217
Court House
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-5358 FAX (315) 376-1673

Supervising Agency:

Lewis County Probation Department
Randall A. Schell, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1985. Agency services are primarily assessment, bail expediting, court ordered restrictions, counseling and court ordered supervision. This agency also refers clients for educational services, fine imposition/collection, housing assistance, job placement assistance, mediation, recreational services, rehabilitation and residential services. Target populations are all pretrial detainees.


LEWIS COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Mary Jo Burkhard, Probation Director

7660 State Street, Room 217
Court House
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-5358 FAX (315) 376-1673

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 the 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.