Trying to find an inmate?
Use this helpful New York State Department of Correctional Services Inmate Lookup or call (518) 457-5000.


Monroe County Jail Information - General Information about jail programs, visiting schedules and procedures, inmate money account deposits, and inmate property for the Monroe County Jail, Monroe Correctional Facility and the Monroe County Jail Regional Forensic Unit. www2.monroecounty.gov/sheriff-inmate

Find New York State Correctional Facility addresses (Note that the driving directions are from Albany, not Rochester.) doccs.ny.gov/faclist.html

The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives. www.communityalternatives.org

Safer Monroe Area Reentry Team (SMART), is a collaboration of Monroe County, NY, organizations dedicated to improving the prospects of men and women reentering society from prisons and jails. SMART does not provide direct services, but is a source of information, resources and guidelines to assist and expand reentry services.  www.smartny.org

Peaceprints™ Prison Ministries is a non-profit organization that works with individuals in prison and assists former offenders transitioning back to the community.  They offer the opportunity for men and women to grow and to become productive members of the community through prison support groups, reentry housing and support, community outreach and family support throughout Western New York. They have seen a drastic reduction in recidivism of their clients as opposed to those released without support. www.peaceprintspm.org

Lawyer Referrals - If you have a personal injury, civil, family or other non-criminal case and you need an attorney, Nobles & DeCarolis is always willing to provide referrals to lawyers they trust. You can also use the Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service. www.mcba.org/for-the-public/find-a-lawyer/

From divorce and child-custody issues to disagreements with schools, the police or businesses, the Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) can often help you reach a fair resolution without having to involve the court system. www.cdsadr.org

If you have been ordered by the court to get a chemical dependency evaluation, you can go to the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) website to search the provider directory. Or for specific Rochester listing of court-approved places click HERE.

New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services - Alcoholism is a disease that responds to treatment. As there are many different types of people, there are many different types of support groups and programs. Find what works best for you. This site can help you locate treatment programs and support groups in our area as well as nationwide. oasas.ny.gov/providerDirectory/index.cfm

NYS DMV - If you’ve been charged with any type of traffic violation, you will need a driver’s abstract from the DMV. You can order it online and it will take two weeks to arrive by mail. If you need it immediately, we can print it for you for a small fee.  www.dmv.ny.gov/driverabstract/default.html

Glossary of legal terms – brief explanations of most legal terms, as well as a version translated into Spanish. www.nycourts.gov/lawlibraries/glossary.shtml

Statement of Client’s Rights – Know what you should expect from any lawyer you hire – courtesy, confidentiality, competency and communication are just a few of your rights.  www.courts.state.ny.us/litigants/clientsrights.shtml

Statement of Client’s Responsibilities - Reciprocal trust, courtesy and respect are the hallmarks of the attorney-client relationship. Within that relationship, the client looks to the attorney for expertise, education, sound judgment, protection, advocacy and representation. These expectations can be achieved only if the client fulfills the following responsibilities. www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/clientsresponsibilities.shtml

City of Rochester’s Homepage - where you'll find information about city government, services & projects, free event listings, recreational resources, business opportunities, home and neighborhood improvement programs and city "problem solvers" to contact with your questions. www.cityofrochester.gov