Program Evaluation for the Alternative Sentencing Bureau


The evaluation reviewed several alternative to incarceration programs for felony drug offenders: Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (D-TAP); Pregnant Addicted-mothers Intervention & Rehabilitation (PAIR); Alternative Sentencing Pre-indictment Intervention & Rehabilitation Effort (ASPIRE); Adolescent +Treatment Education Evaluation Now (A-TEEN); Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI); and TRAIN, a program that provides training, education and intervention for young offenders at risk. The evaluation provided metrics on drug use, family supports, vocational training, employment outcomes, and recidivism to help arm law enforcement and prosecutors with best practices to reduce recidivism by diverting some clients into drug treatment in lieu of incarceration.

Status: Completed
Funding: Manhattan District Attorney’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, NYC Public Service Corp
Faculty Engagement: Meghan M. O’Neil, Ph.D.
Category: Research