The Special Populations Workgroup works directly with special populations consultant, Alternative Solutions Associates, Inc. (ASAI), to determine the best ways to address the needs of Dutchess County’s special inmate populations. Input and guidance from this workgroup and the consultant will contribute to the design of the DCJTC.
The Special Populations Workgroup (SPW) was created to enlist individuals with specific skill sets, professional expertise and involvement in the criminal justice system to provide assistance to ASAI as they study programmatic opportunities for inmates that impact the jail. Work sessions will address complex issues and obstacles, review sensitive materials, and learn from individuals in the jail and the criminal justice system. Meetings are confidential in order to provide opportunities for those who have been in the criminal justice system to be open and candid.
This workgroup is a subcommittee of the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council and is chaired by Jonathan Heller, Pre-Trial Supervisor, Dutchess County Office of Probation & Community Corrections.
|Jonathan Heller||Chairperson, Principal Probation Officer, Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections|
|Kevin Warwick||Special Populations Workgroup Consultant, Alternative Solutions Associates, Inc.|
|Shirley Adams||Executive Director, Catharine Street Community Center|
|Thomas Angell||Public Defender|
|Jason Bailor||Lexington Center for Recovery|
|Samuel Busselle||Community Advocate|
|Dr. Gary Christensen||CJC Consultant, Justice Solutions, Inc., Corrections Partners, Inc.|
|Toni-Marie Ciarfella, Ph.D., LCSWR, MPA||DC Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs|
|William Eckert, LCSW-R, CASAC||Director of Behavioral Health Clinical Services, DBCH|
|William Grady||District Attorney|
|Martin Lynch||Director of Programming, Project M.O.R.E.|
|Crystal Marr||Hudson River Health Care|
|Michael Miano||Hudson Valley Mental Health/FSI|
|Steve Miccio||Executive Director, PEOPLe, Inc.|
|Lt. Winnie Milkovich||Dutchess County Jail|
|Honorable Frank Mora||City of Poughkeepsie Judge|
|Chief Thomas Pape||City of Poughkeepsie Police Department|
|Dr. Kelly Ramsey||Hudson River Health Care|
|Charles Robitaille||Unit Administrator, Jail-Based Services, DBCH|
|Mary Ellen Still||Director, Office of Probation and Community Corrections|