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NCJ Number: 161495 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to Incarceration in Rural Montana Communities
Corporate Author: Alternatives, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Alternatives, Inc

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Montana Board of Crime Control
Helena, MT 59620-1408
Sale Source: Montana Board of Crime Control
PO Box 201408
3075 North Montana Street
Helena, MT 59620-1408
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Programs to reduce the demand for detention beds by providing alternatives to incarceration in Yellowstone, Stillwater, and Carbon counties in Montana are described with respect to their operation, outcomes, successes, problems, and prospects for replication in other jurisdictions.
Abstract: The three rural counties began their programs several years apart and have defined and redefined their objectives and needs over the years. The alternatives included community service, pretrial screening, house arrest or electronic monitoring, a jail work program, community supervision, domestic assault intervention, victim offender restitution, work release from a halfway house, counseling for adolescents convicted under laws regarding underage alcohol possession, and deferred prosecution. The evaluation revealed that issues that must be confronted in the implementation process include personnel resistance to change, widening of the net of social control, public perceptions, indigency, and noncompliance. However, the alternatives provide sufficient diversity that any community can implement an alternatives plan. Appended program budgets
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Byrne program evaluation; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional reform; Federal aid; Intermediate sanctions; Montana; Pretrial release
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