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About the Department

Alternatives, Inc LogoIn 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 are supervision and treatment services designed to reduce jail overcrowding, teach responsibility, keep indigent offenders out of jail, permit non-dangerous offenders to retain employment, and to save the taxpayer money.

Follow this link to visit Alternatives, Inc. official website.


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


Liz Cox Stillwater Alternatives Manager