The Day Custody Program (DCP) is an alternative sentence for individuals with repeat misdemeanor offenses. Participants serve three days of intermittent imprisonment during normal work hours, returning to their homes at night. During that time, they perform community service and receive needs assessments and substance abuse education. Upon completion, CASES provides participants with a discharge plan consisting of referrals to community-based organizations according to their specific needs.
The Transitional Case Management Program provides extended community case management services and assistance with securing benefits for individuals with serious mental illness who have committed repeat misdemeanor offenses.
Participants who have serious mental illness and who have successfully completed the Day Custody Program are given the opportunity to receive these voluntary services.
Arraignments and Criminal Court
Participants who have a serious mental illness and are at risk of receiving jail sentences may be mandated to 3-5 case management sessions. Participants can continue in the program voluntarily after completing the court mandate. Judges monitor compliance through a hearing generally scheduled 60-days after program admission.
The Staten Island Community Service Project (CSP) provides Staten Island Criminal Court with a community service program for low-level offenders sentenced to perform community service. The program places participants at government agencies and nonprofit organizations to perform their community service sentence and CSP oversees their participation to ensure compliance.
The Women’s Diversion Program (WDP) provides extended community case management and gender-specific services targeting women with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders who have committed repeat misdemeanor offenses.
Dr. Allison Upton