The Office of Criminal Justice Services Local Offenders Probation program (also referred to as the Community Corrections Program) provides short-term supervision and services primarily for post-adjudication misdemeanor offenders. These offenders are court ordered into the Local Offenders Program and given a deferred or suspended sentence pending successful participation. These offenders undergo a research-based, validated risk and needs assessment and are then referred to services appropriate to those risks and/or needs.
Generally, the program determines the length of time the offender will be supervised and what obligations and services the offender shall participate. Probation staff monitor the offender's progress in treatment programs, payment of court costs, restitution, program fees, and any other conditions imposed by the court. Probation officers send written reports to court, and make recommendations based on an offender's level of participation/ success. The program was designed to maintain offenders under supervision for a period of six months, though supervision lengths vary based on offender needs and obligations required by the Court.
Offenders under the supervision of the Office of Criminal Justice services are required to abide by the following conditions:
Home and employment verification
Office visits with a probation officer
Random drug and/or alcohol testing
Community service work
Any other special conditions imposed by the court
Participants in Local Offenders Probation may also be ordered to participate in any of the following programs / services:
Substance Abuse Group
Inpatient /outpatient treatment including HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
Shoplifters’ "STOP" Education Program
Anger Management Group
Domestic Violence Education Group
Intensive Supervision and Treatment for Sex Offenders