The mission of T2R is to provide affordable transportation in the form of bus passes to low-income individuals involved in the Monroe County criminal justice system. The objective is to enable them to comply with court-ordered mandates such as court appearances, participation in treatment sessions, attendance at parole and probation appointments, and involvement with educational and job training programs.
The anticipated outcome is a cost savings to the community achieved by a reduction in the number of bench warrants, a decrease in the number of jail nights triggered by non-attendance, and a smoother reentry to the community following incarceration.
A Steering Committee has shepherded the project from concept to execution. It includes representatives from county government, social service agencies, pretrial services, the sheriff’s office, various courts and judges, faith-based organizations, Salem Nutrition Center (soup kitchen), and more. The committee is chaired by Brighton Town Judge Karen Morris.
Ticket to Ride is proud to partner with Delphi Rise (formerly Drug and Alcohol Council).