Division of Criminal Justice Services

Tioga County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE

Joy Bennett, Probation Director

20 Court Street, Suite 1
Owego, NY 13827-1793
(607) 687-8535 FAX (607) 687-0804

Supervising Agency:

Tioga County Probation Department
Joy Bennett, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1986. 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.


TIOGA COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES

Michael Cooke, CASAC, LCSW, Clinical Director

1062 State Route 38, PO Box 177
Owego, NY 13827-1515
(607) 687-4000 FAX (607) 687-6396

Supervising Agency:

Tioga County Department of Mental Hygiene
Lori Monk, LCSW-R, Director of Community Service

This program began operation in 1990 and is a county operated agency consolidated with mental health services to serve probationers with alcohol and other drug problems. Agency services are outpatient treatment evaluation and referral of adults and adolescents. Target population are adults and adolescents who reside within this county.


TIOGA COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Joy Bennett, Probation Director

20 Court Street, Suite 1
Owego, NY 13827-1793
(607) 687-8535 FAX (607) 687-0804

Supervising Agency:

Tioga County Probation Department
Joy Bennett, Probation Director

This program began operation in 1986. 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.


TIOGA COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Joy Bennett, Probation Director

20 Court Street, Suite 1
Owego, NY 13827-1793
(607) 687-8535 FAX (607) 687-0804

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.