Types of Supervision
All offenders sentenced to probation will be supervised according to their risk level. The offender’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 offender under probation supervision, regardless of their crime, will be supervised at one of the two aforementioned levels.
Specialized Probation Supervision (SPS)
All offenders convicted of a sex crime will be supervised under the rules and regulations of SPS. These offenders whereabouts and activities are monitored more closely than those under normal supervision. Officers conduct visits to the offender's home, place of employment, and treatment facility. Persons under Specialized Supervision must comply with travel and computer restrictions and special conditions of probation. Offenders 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
Offenders who are identified with a current, history, or chronic mental health illness will be supervised by Mental Health Officers. Offenders 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 offender closely in their home environment, attendance to treatment, and the offender’s compliance with medication. All offenders 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.