Federal Alternative-to-Incarceration Court Programs


Federal Alternative-to-Incarceration Court Programs(September 2017) This publication summarizes the nature of emerging federal alternative-to-incarceration court programs and highlights several legal and social science issues relating to them. The Commission’s analysis is qualitative rather than quantitative at this juncture because of a lack of available empirical data about the programs. The publication concludes by identifying several questions about the federal court programs that policymakers and courts should consider in deciding whether, and if so how, such programs should operate in the federal criminal justice system in the future.