Division of Criminal Justice Services

Schenectady County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs


Mark J. Caruso, ATI Coordinator

519 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 386-2266 FAX (518) 386-2814

Supervising Agency :

Schenectady County Public Defender's Office
Mark J. Caruso, Public Defender

This program began operation in 1988. Agency services are primarily assessment and court advocacy for jail bound defendants represented by the Public Defender's Office. This agency also refers clients for bail expediting, community service, probation, counseling, educational services, job placement assistance, rehabilitation, residential services, restitution and shock probation.


Thomas Zampella, Probation Director

County Office Building
620 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12307-2112
(518) 388-4330 FAX (518) 388-4342

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 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.