Orange County Day Reporting Center hosts open house
December 19, 2012
Santa Ana, CA
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
Orange County Probation Department and BI Incorporated will host an open house at the Orange County Day Reporting Center (DRC), a program that opened July 30 for offenders under post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision as a result of Assembly Bill (AB) 109, commonly known as “prison realignment.” The probation department oversees the program while BI provides treatment, training and case management services for offenders with a significant risk of recidivating and returning to jail.
The open house will be held Friday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The DRC is located at 901 West Civic Center Drive, Suite 100.
Orange County used AB 109 state funding to open the center. 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-phase program designed and proven to change criminal behavior. Once at capacity, the DRC will serve up to 60 offenders at any given time with the flexibility to expand based on demand for services.
Offenders 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.