Suffolk County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

LEGAL AID SOCIETY DEFENDER BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Robert C. Mitchell, Attorney

400 Carleton Avenue
East Islip, NY 11722
(631) 853-5226, fax (631) 853-7798

Supervising Agency:

Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Inc.
Robert C. Mitchell, Attorney in Charge
(631) 854-0401

This project provides the criminal courts with individualized treatment and supervision plans for selected, non-violent defendants, to alleviate long-term pretrial detention for selected defendants, and provide a basis for alternatives to incarceration sentencing recommendations by defense counsel. The project provides information referral services and pretrial release plans. In addition, the project prepares alternative sentencing proposals that outline non-incarcerative dispositions and include detailed narratives regarding the defendant's social history, current circumstance and criminal involvement.


SUFFOLK COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Aaron Goldapper, Acting Supervising Probation Officer

North County Complex, Veterans Memorial Highway, Building 16
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-6297   FAX (631) 853-6266

Supervising Agency :

Suffolk County Probation Department
Patrice Dlhopolsky, Acting Director

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.


SUFFOLK COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Patrice Dlhopolsky, Acting Director

PO Box 188
Yaphank, NY 11980
(631) 852-5100 FAX (631) 852-5103

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. This county probation department participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision) Adjustment services programming, coordinated by the Suffolk County Youth Bureau.


SUFFOLK COUNTY DWI JAIL ALTERNATIVE FACILITY

Jonathan Scherr, Project Director

Yaphank Avenue
PO Box 69
Yaphank, NY 11980
(631) 852-4750 FAX (631) 852-4756

Supervising Agency:

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department
Vincent F. DeMarco, Sheriff

This program began operation in 1985. Agency services are primarily assessment, court advocacy, court ordered restrictions, counseling, educational services, enhanced information service, rehabilitation, residential services and extensive after care and evaluation services. This agency also refers clients for housing and job placement assistance. Target populations are jail bound multiple DWI offenders. This facility also provides a way for female DWI offenders who require substance abuse treatment intervention.


SUFFOLK COUNTY SPECIAL OFFENDER PROGRAM

Laura Conroy, Program Coordinator

395 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-3819 FAX (631) 853-5022

Supervising Agency :

Suffolk County Probation Department
Patrice Dlhopolsky, Acting Director

This program began operation in 1986. Agency services are primarily assessment, probation, court ordered restrictions, counseling, field supervision, fine imposition/collection, intensive supervision, intermittent supervision, job placement assistance, rehabilitation, restitution, supervision and group therapy for sex offenders. Target populations are adults aged 16 and over who are convicted sex offenders and probationers with related mental health problems.


SUFFOLK TASC

Lance Elder, President and CEO

50 Clinton Street, Suite #107
Hempstead, New York  11550
(516) 539-0150

Currently serves primarily felony offenders and parole violators who are in need of alcohol and/or drug rehabilitation. The project staff screens for alcohol and substance abuse problems, prepares written treatment plans, and insures that clients with treatment conditions comply with court orders.


SUFFOLK PRETRIAL SUPERVISED RELEASE

Patrice Dlhopolsky, Probation Director

Box 205
Yaphank, New York  11980
(631) 852-5100

This program began operation in 1985. 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.