All persons sentenced to probation will be supervised according to their risk level. The individual's risk level is determined by an automated classification tool. The assessment tool aids in determining the appropriate offender supervision level. This tool assesses the offender’s risk to reoffend based on certain criminogenic needs and risks factors. There are two levels of probation - Standard and High levels of supervision. Every individual under probation supervision, regardless of their crime, will be supervised at one of the two aforementioned levels.
Specialized Probation Supervision (SPS)
All persons convicted of a sex crime will be supervised under the rules and regulations of SPS. These supervised individual's whereabouts and activities are monitored more closely than those under normal supervision. Officers conduct visits to the supervisee's home, place of employment, and treatment facility. Persons under Specialized Supervision must comply with travel and computer restrictions and special conditions of probation. Individuals under supervision are required to attend Sex Offender treatment through an approved, licensed, certified provider. All Specialized Probation Supervision Officers (SPS) receive specialized training specific to the nature of these crimes and offender population and manage reduced caseloads.
Mental Health Supervision
Individuals under supervision who are identified with a current, history, or chronic mental health illness will be supervised by Mental Health Officers. Individuals released from incarceration with a known mental health illness will be assigned to the Mental Health Officer to provide assistance with the transition back into the community. The officer will monitor the individual under supervision closely in their home environment, attendance to treatment, and the supervisee's compliance with medication. All Individuals under supervision are expected to comply with the behavioral, activity, and medication directives of their respective MH treatment professionals. All Mental Health Probation Officer Specialist (MHPOS) receive specialized training specific to this offender population training and manage reduced caseloads.