The ATI project is the program’s signature innovation, enabling low-income and indigent adults to be released after committing non-violent offenses, free of charge, thus, enabling those qualified offenders an opportunity to return to their communities to resume work, bond with family members and, where applicable, regain a fresh start at rebuilding their lives.
The ATI project provides critical support for its clients by providing on-going counseling and referral services aimed at diverting repeat criminal acts, to include:
* job training and placement;
* out-patient drug rehabilitation;
* temporary housing (when available);provided after assessment;
* other core social services
- HOW DO I QUALIFY
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested and charged with a non-violent 2nd or 3rd degree felony offense, The Alternative Programs may be able to help! Here’s what you need to know in order to qualify:
Each candidate for the program will undergo a pre-screening assessment, followed by an interview to determine eligibility. Typically, a successful candidate should:
a) be charged with a non-violent 2nd or 3rd degree felony offense or misdemeanor offense;
b) not have any outstanding warrants or pending violent charges;
c) be a resident of Miami-Dade County for at least six (6) months;
d) not have been convicted of a capital crime in the past;
e) not have an extensive background of arrests & convictions, regardless of whether or not the offense was non-violent.
An offender does not have to be declared "homeless" or "indigent” in order to qualify for the program, however, if the offender is experiencing financial hardships of any kind, he/she is strongly encouraged to declare those hardships and request to be granted the “TAP” program. If you or someone you know may qualify, call The Alternative Programs today!