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SECTION 240
Office of probation and correctional alternatives
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 12
§ 240. Office of probation and correctional alternatives. 1. There
shall be in the division of criminal justice services an office of
probation and correctional alternatives, hereinafter referred to in this
article as "the office". The head of the office shall be the director of
probation and correctional alternatives, who shall be appointed by the
commissioner, subject to the approval of the governor.

2. The director shall serve as special advisor to the governor
regarding matters pertaining to probation and alternatives to
incarceration. The director shall, in consultation with the
commissioner, coordinate and make recommendations relating to the type
and nature of alternative to incarceration programs needed to reduce
incarceration where the purpose of such incarceration can be adequately
served by alternative programs and shall work with local probation
departments and the commissioner to enhance and develop probation
services and alternative to incarceration programs throughout the state.

3. The commissioner, in consultation with the director, shall appoint
staff and perform such other functions to ensure the efficient operation
of the office within the amounts made available therefor by
appropriation.

4. As used in this article, the term "director" shall mean the
director of the office of probation and correctional alternatives,
"office" shall mean the office of probation and correctional
alternatives, "commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of the division
of criminal justice services and "division" shall mean the division of
criminal justice services.