Assessing the Efficacy of Alternatives to Incarceration within Seven Federal Districts

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.