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TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE

Joel Shelton

20 Court Street, Suite 1
Owego, NY 13827
(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

Susan Hewitt

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

Supervising Agency:

Tioga County Department of Mental Hygiene
Paul LeBlanc, ACSW, 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 FELONY DIVERSION

Joy Bennett, Probation Director

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

Supervising Agency:

Tioga County Probation Department

This program provides supervision and treatment for felony offenders who are eligible for probation, and who would otherwise be committed to an incarcerative sentence with the NYS Department of Correctional Services (DOCS). The goal of this project is to reduce the number of DOCS commitments made in this county on an annual basis, for those nonviolent offenders who could be appropriately managed in the community with a system of graduated sanctions and service. The project could provide day reporting or day treatment services, electronic monitoring, intensive supervision or other forms of offender control to ensure his or her law-abiding behavior and satisfaction of the court ordered conditions of release, such as restitution, community service and participation in substance abuse treatment.


TIOGA COUNTY INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Joy Bennett, Probation Director

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

This program began operation in 1986. 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.


TIOGA COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM

Teri Rosenberger

20 Court Street, Suite 1
Owego, NY 13827
(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
(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.