Transition celebration November 19 marks new beginning for probationers in Napa County

 In Press Releases

Date:
November 19, 2012
Location:
Napa, CA
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
303-218-1230
monica.hook@bi.com

The Napa County Probation Department and BI Incorporated, the operator of an innovative community-based program for probationers in Napa, will host a Transition Celebration for 12 probationers who have successfully completed this intensive day reporting program. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 at the Napa County Office of Education, 2121 Imola Avenue.

Napa-area officials, graduates and their families will attend. Keynote speakers are Napa County Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler, Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein and several former graduates. Each of the current program graduates will also speak briefly on what attending the program has meant to them and their families.

“Our Transition Celebrations are incredibly rewarding for all of those that attend,” says Amanda Owens, program manager for the Napa County Community Corrections Center. “The clients who are graduating have overcome tremendous difficulties and have spent a lot of time working on changing their thinking. Each of our graduates has committed themselves to lifelong change, and for that we are extremely proud of them.”

The Napa County Community Corrections Service Center is located at the County Hall of Justice, 1125 Third St. It was opened by Napa County in 2009 to help alleviate jail crowding problems and tackle chronic recidivism with certain offender groups. Since then, 101 probationers have completed the program; currently, 79 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 a series of treatment and training classes.

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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