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Programs that provide formal supervision of offenders released conditionally on probation or parole or confined to their homes or other venues in the community; that offer alternatives to involvement in the juvenile justice system for youth involved in minor misdemeanors; or that provide the option of participating in counseling, educational or work programs as an alternative to incarceration in a correctional facility, payment of a fine or other sanctions. Defendants convicted of less serious crimes may be sentenced to simple probation, i.e., supervision in the community under the direction of a probation officer. For other crimes, a judge may choose from three intermediate sanctions: community confinement, intermittent confinement, and home detention. For more serious crimes, judges may impose a split sentence, in which the defendant spends a short time in prison and the remainder of the sentence in one of the intermediate sanctions. Community confinement means residence in a treatment center outside the prison walls, such as a halfway house or drug rehabilitation center. Community confinement may be imposed instead of prison time, or as a means of easing transition back into the community after time spent in prison. Intermittent confinement means the defendant is free to go to work or live at home for part of the week, but must spend time in jail on weekends. Home confinement is a judicially managed system of punishment and control for offenders deemed safe enough to live in their own homes, but requiring a higher degree of supervision.

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Counseling ProgramCounseling services include: individual, family, couples and play therapy. Counseling focuses on developing stronger self-esteem, improving communication and conflict resolution skills while maximizing peer and family relationships. Topics may include life transitions and loss, family relationship issues, identity issues, parenting difficulties, school related behavioral issues and substance abuse issues. Special programming for alternative sentencing including underage drinking, anger management, retail theft and DUI Intervention counseling.Aldersgate - Montgomery; Willow GroveAldersgate
Criminal JusticeCase preparation for court; probation and parole supervision; individual and family counseling.PerryPerry County Probation & Parole DepartmentPerry County Probation & Parole Department
Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Veterans ClinicThe Veterans Clinic assists veterans charged with non-violent offenses adjudicated through the Allegheny County Veterans Court program. The students prepare and present cases for disposition in the Court of Common Pleas and stay in touch with veterans to ensure they are following court-ordered substance abuse or mental health treatment plans offered as alternatives to incarceration. The program is one of the first criminal law veterans clinics in the country.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
Juvenille JusticeCase preparation for court; probation supervision; individual and family counseling; diversion of juveniles from the juvenile justice system.PerryPerry County Probation & Parole DepartmentPerry County Probation & Parole Department
Perseus House - ShelterProvides a safe and secure environment for boys and girls who are awaiting disposition hearings - court judgments for delinquent behavior or because of child-welfare dependency needs.EriePerseus HousePerseus House

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