Offenders mark completion of unique program at Madera County Probation
December 13, 2012
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
Madera County Probation and BI Incorporated, partners in the operation of a community-based intensive supervision program for probationers in Madera County, will host a Transition Celebration for probationers who have successfully completed an innovative Day Reporting Program there. The celebration will take place Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Enterprise Multipurpose Building, 28261 Avenue 14.
Special guest speakers for the celebration are as follows: Deputy Chief Probation Officer Paul DeOrian will serve as the Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening. Madera Judge, the Honorable Ernest J. LiCalsi, is the keynote speaker for the celebration. Chaplain Ron Giovanetti will deliver the invocation. Former graduates Eunice Vasquez and Juan Flores will attend as alumni guest speakers. Program Manager Jose Pedroza will deliver words of encouragement. Madera County Chief of Probation Rick Dupree will wrap up the evening by delivering the closing comments.
The celebration marks a milestone for these offenders as they have successfully completed an intensive education and rehabilitation program, located at 14227 Road 28. The program provides cognitive behavioral skill building groups, employment/education training and individual case management services for offenders considered moderate to high risk to re-offend. The Madera County 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 daily alcohol monitoring. Offenders are also drug tested at random by the probation department. Offenders participate in cognitive behavioral classes proven to change criminal thinking and behavior. Positive changes are acknowledged and rewarded. Failure to comply with program rules and guidelines results in increased sanctions.
For more information about this program or the celebration, contact BI Program Manager Jose Pedroza, (559) 673-1369.
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.