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The Defense Attorney and Alternative Sentencing: Fourteen Sentencing Programs.

Young, M
June 4, 2015

Source: (1984) Washington, DC: National Council on Crime & Delinquency.

A report describes 14 sentencing programs available to defense counsel in adult felony and misdemeanor courts in the U.S., some intended as alternatives to imprisonment. The programs described are: pretrial release and pretrial services; diversion; social service programs; forensic services; community service; “Earn-It” employment and restitution; the Vera Institute of Justice’s community service project; defense-based presentence investigations; client-specific planning; community resource coordinators; trial assistance; victim-offender reconciliation; intensive supervision probation; and house arrest.


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