Montgomery County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE

Richard Boice, Coordinator

County Annex Building
P.O. Box 1500, 20 Park Street, Room 110
Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-8365 FAX (518) 853-5034

Supervising Agency :

Montgomery County Youth Bureau/Alternative Community Service, Inc.
Brenda Rava, Director

This program began operation in 1985. 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 performance of community service. The project will monitor 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.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Lucille Sitterly, Probation Director

County Office Building, PO Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068 - 1500
(518) 853-8380 FAX (518) 853-8228

Supervising Agency :

Montgomery County Probation Department

This program began operation in 1979. 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.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRETRIAL SERVICES

Leslie J. Nicholas, Coordinator

4271 State Highway 30
Northville, NY 12134
(518) 853-5033 FAX (518) 853-8299

Supervising Agency :

Montgomery County Youth Bureau/Alternative Community Service, Inc.
Brenda Rava, Director

This program began operation in 1987. 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.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Lucille Sitterly, Probation Director

County Office Building
PO Box 1500-1500
Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-8380 FAX (518) 853-8228

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. This county probation department participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision) Adjustment services programming, coordinated by Rosemary Brown and Pat Petteys.