Adult Community Corrections

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"The Adult Community Corrections Division takes a collaborative approach to connecting  people with the treatment, education, and vocational services necessary to become productive citizens. Through assessment, case management, and supervision, it is our goal to reduce recidivism and support the successful reentry of our clients back into the community."

-Chief Deputy, Jim Sanders

 
 


 

 

Central Adult Day  North Adult Day       South Adult Day                       Reporting Center   Reporting Center     Reporting Center

8745 Folsom Blvd.         ​​  1215 Del Paso Boulevard        7300 Lincolnshire Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826      Sacramento, CA 95815         Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 875-2372       Phone: (916) 876-4042         Phone: (916) 876-4041
Fax: (916) 854-9391        ​   Fax: (916) 875-0205              Fax: (916) 854-9359

The Adult Community Corrections (ACC) Division is comprised of six collaborative courts, three Adult Day Reporting Center (ADRC) programs, two Screening/Intake/and Assessment (SIA) Units, and the Community Outreach Unit (COU). The ADRC and Collaborative court programs provide community-based treatment and supervision as an alternative to incarceration. These programs offer risk/needs assessments, case management, community supervision, group/individual counseling, treatment, drug/alcohol treatment, job training, and education programs. The SIA Units provide risk/need assessments and service referrals for AB-109 and probation clients who have recently been released from state prison or county jail and are under the supervision of the Probation Department. The COU organizes juvenile and adult work crews to assist probation clients in earning money towards victim restitution. Community Outreach is also used for earned sanctions in lieu of incarceration.

Adult Day Reporting Center (ADRC)

There are three ADRC locations which provide intensive on-site and community supervision for individuals 18 and over who have been assessed as having a high-risk to reoffend. The program has four phases and lasts between 9 – 12 months. ADRC services include: cognitive-behavioral treatment classes; referrals to community-based organizations; job skill assessments; vocational training; group, individual or family counseling; educational services including assessment, GED preparation and testing; emergency housing; family support services; pro-social activities; and participation in the Community Outreach Program to provide restitution to victims.

Screening, Intake and Assessment (SIA) Units 

SIA units were established to process all new cases referred by the court to probation and state prison for probation supervision. Officers assigned to the SIA Unit conduct interviews with Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS), Mandatory Supervision (MS), and probation clients before and after their release from custody. During the interview, officers review general and special terms and conditions of supervision, conduct dynamic risk and needs assessments, and make appropriate referrals as necessary. As part of the intake process, clients are seen by an Eligibility Specialist, a Registered Nurse, and a Senior Mental Health Counselor. These referrals are critical in linking clients to services such as Medi-Cal, General Assistance, CalFresh, mental health, medical, and drug and alcohol treatment. In addition, clients will receive referrals and information for employment, vocational training, construction pre-apprenticeship programs, and education opportunities (GED or enrollment in community colleges). Once the Screening and Intake Assessment Process is complete, clients are transferred to the appropriate level of supervision.

Community Outreach Unit

The Community Outreach Unit oversees work crews four days per week, which complete meaningful tasks in the community.  Through existing contracts with various local agencies, work crew participants are able to make payments toward victim restitution or fines balances for each work day completed. The work is often completed in the neighborhoods in which the participants live or frequent, and provides opportunities for learning new skills and/or experiencing community restoration. Community Outreach is used as an intermediate sanction, as part of a requirement for the ADRC Program, or participants may volunteer if they have outstanding restitution.
 

Collaborative Courts

Recov​ery Court

sac_probation_drug_court-1398-2.jpg ​Since 1995, the Sacramento County Adult Recovery Court program (formerly referred to as Drug Court) has been an effective, evidence-based solution to addiction and criminal behavior. People arrested for non-violent drug-related offenses, violations of probation, or certain property crimes have the opportunity to enter Recovery Court. Upon acceptance into Recovery Court, clients will participate in the program at the Recovery Treatment Center (RTC). The program has four levels and lasts approximately 8 - 12 months. RTC provides on-site outpatient drug/alcohol treatment; individual and group counseling; family counseling; ​nutrition; yoga; pro-social activities; mental health services; frequent drug testing; and probation supervision in the community. RTC also offers detox, residential, and sober living for clients who qualify. The participants appear in Court on a regular basis, and the Judge reviews their progress. Probation Officers monitor the clients throughout the duration of the program and prepare weekly reports for the Judge. ​ In addition, probation attends weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and court sessions. If participants are not in compliance with the program, they can be subject to a variety of sanctions (i.e. Court observations, Community Outreach work hours, or incarceration). Upon  graduation from the program, charges may be dismissed or probation terminated. If participants do not successfully complete the program, they are returned to custody to serve their suspended sentence.

In January 2020, the Recovery Court Unit opened its doors to allow for the expansion of the Recovery Treatment Center. The expansion of the program will provide substance abuse treatment and facilitate the rehabilitation of clients on the various probation field caseloads who have previously not been afforded the opportunity to participate in such treatment. The goal fo the Recovery Treatment Center is to eliminate the clients' substance abuse issues, including marijuana and alcohol. In doing so, it is our hope that problems associated with chemical dependency are eradicated. This includes, but is not limited to, future contact with the criminal justice system.​​​

Community Realignment Re-Entry Court (Re-Entry Court)

Re-Entry Court was formed in 2013 as a result of Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment, under which many offenders who would normally be sentenced to prison were instead sentenced to county jail. Moderate to high-risk offenders who are accepted are placed on Probation while their State Prison or County Jail Prison (CJP) sentence is suspended pending program completion. Each participant must complete Probation’s Adult Day Reporting Center (ADRC) program while also being monitored by the Court. Probation officers monitor the clients throughout the duration of the program and prepare weekly reports for the Court. Subsequent to graduating from ADRC, participants are eligible for graduation from Re-Entry Court. Upon Re-Entry Court graduation, the suspended sentence is removed and the probation period is reduced if clients have paid off victim restitution. 

Proposition 36

The Proposition 36 program was designed for non-violent drug offenders. Prop 36 aims to enhance public safety by reducing drug-related crime, thereby preserving needed bed space in jails and prisons for serious and violent offenders. The treatment and education for the program is paid for by the participant or provided through county Alcohol and Drug Services. Probation prepares progress reports and attends weekly court sessions. If a client successfully completes the program, their plea is withdrawn, and the case is dismissed, terminating probation. If a client does not complete the program, they remain on probation and can possibly be referred to Recovery Court. If they are not eligible for Recovery Court, their County Jail or State Prison sentence may be imposed.  

Veterans' Treatment Court (VTC)

Launched in July 2014, the VTC is designed to enable convicted felons and misdemeanants who suffer from qualifying disorders due to military service to receive alternative sentencing, comprehensive monitored rehabilitative services, and mental health treatment in lieu of other traditional sentencing options pursuant to Penal Code section 1170.9.  The VTC is  a collaborative program that includes the Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Sacramento Superior Court, Sacramento County Veteran’s Service Office, California Veterans Legal Task Force, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Probation officers attend bi-weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and court sessions. In addition, probation meets with the participants at the office and in the community. Participants are placed on formal probation and are required to make regular court appearances. They must agree to participate in the VTC for 12 to 18 months and undergo a treatment program designed and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Upon successful completion, the client's probation could be reduced or terminated, their term of incarceration could be permanently suspended, or their case could be dismissed. 

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Mental Health Treatment Court (MHTC)

The MHTC program operates collaboratively with members from the Court, District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Officer, Probation Department, Behavioral Health Division, and Alcohol & Drug Services Division. Probation attends weekly Multi-Disciplinary (MDT) meetings and Court sessions. In addition, probation meets with participants at the office and in the community. The goal of the MHTC is to provide treatment for criminal offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues. The focus  is on getting offenders to address their mental health issues by taking medication and/or attending therapy and assist in providing treatment (inpatient or outpatient) to address their substance abuse needs. The purpose of addressing the mental health/substance abuse issues is to reduce the recidivism of mentally ill offenders and to reduce their mental health hospitalizations. The MHTC program will provide coordinated and integrated treatment services to moderate to high-risk felony offenders suffering from severe mental health and substance disorders. Upon successful completion, the suspended county jail time is lifted, and the participant's formal probation may be terminated. If no victim restitution is owed, the case may be dismissed. If participants do not complete their requirements, their county jail term will be imposed, and they will remain on probation.

Driving Under the Influence Treatment Court (DUITC)

In November of 2017, the Sacramento County Probation Department, in partnership with the Sacramento Superior Court, District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, Sheriff's Office, and the Department of Health and Human Services, developed and implemented a comprehensive DUI Treatment Court program that targets high-risk/need repeat DUI offenders. Probation officers meet with participants at the office and in the community. In addition, they attend bi-weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and court sessions. The goals of the program are to keep the communities safe and to reduce recidivism among the DUI repeat offenders. This is a voluntary program and utilizes the Recovery Court model, which strives to change the offenders' thinking and behaviors around substance use and hold them accountable by offering treatment, supervision, and frequent court appearances. The program can take up to 18 months to complete. To successfully complete the program, participants must fulfill all requirements of their treatment plan, complete their jail sanction​, complete the Senate Bill 38 Alcohol and Other Drugs education program, and pay any fines/fees/restitution owed.