Lake County Probation and BI Incorporated hold transition event for offenders graduating from intensive program
April 18, 2013
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
Lake County Probation and BI Incorporated held a transition celebration April 25 for seven offenders who successfully completed treatment classes, training, and supervision requirements at the Lake County Day Reporting Center. This was the county’s second transition celebration event.
The transition celebration was held at The Lodge at Blue Lakes in Upper Lake, California. Speakers included Tim Chastain, senior deputy probation officer, Aaron McClymonds, site coordinator, and Sam Jones Hall, a local community member. The transition celebration marks completion of this program and transition to community integration. For many of the program graduates, this marks a significant milestone.
Lake County diverts up to 50 probationers to the center as an alternative to detention or for extra supervision or treatment. Probationers go through a multi-phase program that includes ongoing reporting to the center, cognitive behavioral therapy and training, and testing for drug and alcohol use. Offenders participate in classes proven to change criminal thinking. BI assists the county with an electronic monitoring program also.
The Lake County Day Reporting Center is located at 1375 Hoyt Avenue. For more information, call Program Manager Patrese Scott at 707-263-1358.
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.