The New York Community Sentencing Project Development of the Bronx Pilot Project


This 1981 Vera report summarizes the Bronx Sentencing Project (the pilot project), examines its objectives and operations, and considers the way forward for alternative sentencing such as community service. Subject discussed include: developing eligibility criteria and intake procedures; waiting for the jail-bound cases; providing suitable tasks for community service participants; coming to grips with participants' needs (support services); and supervision and enforcement as the basis for credibility in an alternative sentence.