Strengthen Probation Supervision

probation officer meets with clientThe Justice Reinvestment Act makes several changes to strengthen probation supervision:

  • It redefines community and intermediate punishment so that probation officers have a broader range of swift and certain sanctions to impose regardless of supervision level
  • Allows probation officers to use delegated authority to impose electronic monitoring or require an offender to be confined in jail for up to six days per month (2 to 3 -  days at a time) to address non-compliant behavior
  • Requires probation officers to assess probationers for their risk of reoffending and supervise them accordingly.  (codifies the current practice)
  • Sets in statute a caseload goal of 60 for high and moderate risk offenders.
  • Limits time in confinement for certain violations of probation.
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