BI Incorporated to open Day Reporting Center for offenders Orange County
BI Incorporated and the Orange County Probation Department will open the Orange County Day Reporting Center (DRC) for offenders under post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision as a result of Assembly Bill (AB) 109, commonly known as “prison realignment.” BI will provide treatment, training and case management services at the Orange County DRC for offenders with a significant risk of recidivating and returning to jail. The center opens July 30.
Orange County is using funding as part of AB 109 to open the center. Enacted in 2011, AB 109 was implemented to reduce state prison crowding and shift the responsibility for the treatment, supervision, and incarceration of many low-risk inmates from the state to counties. The Orange County DRC is a statutorily and research supported alternative to custody that will relieve pressure on the Orange County Jail while also sending offenders through a multi-phased program designed and proven to change criminal behavior. The DRC will serve up to 60 offenders at any given time with the flexibility to increase capacity based on demand for services.
Offenders sent to the DRC will go through a program that includes regular reporting to the center, intensive treatment and training, employment training, and ongoing drug and alcohol education and testing. Offenders also participate in cognitive behavioral classes proven to change criminal behavior. “Our team is excited to support Orange County Probation as it takes steps to reduce recidivism, change criminal behavior, and relieve overcrowding in the jail,” said Matt Moore, Regional Director of GEO Care Community-Based Services, which oversees BI.
Offenders will go to the Orange County DRC for 90 to 180 days based on their overall progress and compliance. Failure to comply with DRC rules and guidelines may result in increased sanctions, such as additional classes, more frequent reporting, house arrest or incarceration. When offenders complete the program, they will return periodically for Aftercare.
BI operates day reporting center programs for probationers in many other California counties, including Fresno, Kern, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Tulare, Tuolumne, Napa, Monterey, Merced, and Madera. BI also operates centers for higher risk parolees for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Compton, Stockton and San Diego. BI also provides electronic monitoring equipment for many California counties.
About BI Incorporated (www.bi.com)
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO), a global leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies. BI provides a full continuum of offender monitoring technologies and community reentry services for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI also owns and operates an ISO-certified national monitoring center, providing 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively to governmental agencies. BI works closely with corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities they serve.