WHAT WE DO
Adult – Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI)
The ATI project is the program’s signature innovation, enabling low-income and indigent individuals to be released at bond hearing for 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: out-patient drug rehabilitation, temporary housing (when available), the introduction of job training and placement and other core social services that are provided after assessment.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested and charged with a non-violent offense, The Alternative Programs may be able to help! Here’s what you need to know in order to qualify:
The offender should:
- be charged with a non-violent offense
- not have any outstanding warrants or pending violent charges
- be a resident of Miami-Dade County for at least one (1) year
- not have been convicted of a capital crime
- 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 “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 given the “TAP” program. If you or someone you know may qualify, call The Alternative Programs today!
Juvenile – Improving Community Control (ICC)
The Improving Community Control Project consists of rehabilitative programming of up to eight (8) weeks, depending on the services needed or the progress of the student. The length of the student’s participation will be regulated by court-ordered sanctions or the referral source. Participants in the I.C.C. Project receive courses in
- Conflict Resolution,
- Anger Management,
- Behavior Modification,
- Theft Counseling and
- Employability Skills.
The program also offers empowerment strategies to parents/guardians of participants to include
- employment assessment/training and placement; and
- financial literacy
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
Referrals are received from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) only and participants must be juveniles who have been adjudicated (found guilty) and under DJJ control. If you believe that your child is eligible for the ICC program, call The Alternative Programs, Inc., today.