Madera County Probation, BI Incorporated hold transition event for offenders graduating from intensive program
A group of probationers, some of whom were referred to the program as part of AB 109, will complete an innovative criminal justice program that Madera County opened in August 2010 and then expanded in September 2011.
Seventeen graduates of the Madera County Day Reporting Program will attend a celebration in their honor Thursday, June 14, at the Madera County Boot Camp Facility, at 6 p.m. Janell Thurston, a manager of the Madera Rescue Mission, will address the graduates, families and center staff. Judge Ernest J. Licalsi, Deputy Chief Paul DeOrian, Madera County Probation Adult Services Division, and other individuals from the local law enforcement departments will attend.
The celebration marks a milestone for these offenders as they have successfully completed an intensive 180-day education and rehabilitation program, located at 14241 Road 28. The program provides treatment, training and case management services for offenders considered moderate to high risk of committing another crime. The Madera Probation Department’s Adult Services Division oversees the program, and BI Incorporated, a national community corrections firm, operates it.
Offenders go through a multi-phase program that includes regular reporting to the center, intensive treatment and training, and ongoing drug and alcohol testing. Offenders also participate in cognitive behavior classes proven to change criminal behavior. Failure to comply with program rules and guidelines results in increased sanctions.
The Madera County Day Reporting Program is open five days a week.
Madera County Probation (www.madera-county.com/probation/) The main probation office is located at 209 West Yosemite Avenue in Madera. The Adult Services Division of the probation department is located at 14241 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638. For more information, call (559) 675-6739.
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.