Another probationer class graduates from Napa County Day Reporting program

 In Press Releases

Date:
April 30, 2013
Location:
Napa, CA
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
303-218-1230
monica.hook@bi.com

The Napa County Probation Department and BI Incorporated hosted a Transition Celebration for 16 probationers who have successfully completed the county’s intensive day reporting program at the Community Corrections Service Center. The ceremony was held May 2nd at the Napa County Office of Education.

Napa-area officials, graduates and their families attended. Speakers included Sheriff John Robertson, Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler and former graduates. Each of the current program graduates also spoke briefly on what attending the program has meant to them and their families.

The Napa County Community Corrections Service Center is located at the County Hall of Justice. It was opened by Napa County in 2009 to help alleviate jail crowding problems and tackle chronic recidivism with certain offender groups. Since then, more than 100 probationers have completed the program and almost 80 percent of program clients are employed.

The goals of the Napa County Day Community Corrections Service Center include reducing the jail population by diverting individuals to community supervision and helping clients stay crime-free once released to the community. Participants are monitored closely for alcohol and drug use, meet with case managers and participate in intensive treatment and training classes.

“The Transition Celebrations are rewarding events for probation officers, center staff, participants and their families,” says Amanda Owens, program manager for the Napa County Community Corrections Center. “The clients who are graduating have worked hard to complete this program, and this is a major step toward becoming contributing community members.”

For more information about the Napa County Community Corrections Service Center and the Transition Celebration, contact Amanda Owens at 707-254-4904 or at amanda.owens@bi.com.

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.

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