Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI): Promising Practices in Massachusetts
Author: Erika Kates, Ph.D.
Year Published: 2012
In 2011, the Project released a report Exploring Alternatives to Incarceration for Women in Massachusetts. ATI are appropriate because they are generally more effective than incarceration for the majority of women with histories of trauma, substance abuse and mental illness; and less expensive (compared to prison at $47,000 a year). The programs outlined here are representative of a continuum of ATI options.