Division of Criminal Justice Services

Tompkins County

Directory of Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Programs

TOMPKINS COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT

Patricia Buechel, Probation Director

320 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850-5432
(607) 274-5380 FAX (607) 274-5635

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 Susan Robinson.


TOMPKINS COUNTY ALCOHOL/DRUG ASSESSMENTS IN THE JAIL

Patricia Buechel, Probation Director

320 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850-5432
(607) 274-5380 FAX (607) 274-5635

Since 1985, this department has operated the Service Work Alternative Program (SWAP) as an Alternative to Incarceration program for adults who have been convicted of a nonviolent crime and have been ordered by the criminal courts to perform community service.  Participants perform their mandated hours in a structured, supervised program at various not-for-profit sites located throughout the county. Emphasis is placed on encouraging participants to learn new job skills and gain self esteem while giving back to the community (Restorative Justice) for the negative effects of their offending behavior.