Wolff, Kevin T., Laura M. Baber, Christine A. Dozier and Roberto Cordeiro (2019). Assessing the Efficacy of Alternatives to Incarceration within Seven Federal Districts. Justice Evaluation Journal, online early 9/3/2019.
Though alternatives to incarceration (ATI) courts have existed in the state system for 30 years, such courts are a relatively new phenomena at the federal level. We assess the impact of participation in an ATI program on a number of outcomes using a quasi-experimental matching design. Results suggest that defendants who successfully completed an ATI program were employed a greater percentage of the days, and received favorable case dispositions and less severe sentences.