This is a private organization. Information provided as a resource.

About the Department

In 1984 Alternatives, Inc. started the Beta Alternatives Program working with Yellowstone County to offer alternatives to jail placement for indigent offenders and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses.  Today Beta Alternatives offers a wide range of community-based correctional programs in Yellowstone, Carbon, and Stillwater Counties serving over 5,000 clients annually and employs 14 persons in this program.

Jail Alternatives is supervision and treatment services designed to reduce jail overcrowding, teach responsibility, keep indigent offenders out of jail, and permit non-dangerous offenders while retaining employment and saving taxpayer money.

Follow this link to visit¬†Alternatives, Inc.’s official website.


400 East 3rd Avenue North
PO Box 1050
Columbus, MT 59019
(406) 322-9975


Liz Cox Stillwater Alternatives Manager