Bridge Program

Building Bridges to Recovery

An alternative to incarceration, Bridge offers those in trouble with the law for substance use related crimes an opportunity to get their lives back on track.  Sentenced to Bridge through the court system, participants are provided with encouragement and intensive supportive services, to include case management, coordination of treatment options, advocacy, and participation in peer groups and volunteer activities.  By addressing the underlying substance use disorder behind criminal activity, the Bridge Program not only ensures a more positive result for the individual but avoids the cost of incarceration. 


Bridge also coordinates multiple STOP DWI Victim Impact Panels, in partnership with STOP DWI New York, to bring greater awareness to the human cost of driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs.  Victim Impact Panels are held in the Community Room of Urban Mission. Those mandated by the court to attend are subject to a $25 entry fee; all other members of the community may attend at no cost.  RSVPs are required. Upcoming Victim Impact Panels will be held on:

  • June 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM

  • October 12, 2022 at 4:30 PM

  • December 14, 2022 at 4:30 PM


For more information about the Bridge Program or STOP DWI Victim Impact Panels, please contact Bridge Program Director Anthony Matthews at (315) 782-8440, extension 223.