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 oversees six collaborative courts, three Adult Day Reporting Center (ADRC) programs, and the AB 109 Intake Unit. Collaborative court programs provide community-based treatment and supervision as an alternative to incarceration. The ADRC sites offer risk and need assessments, case management, community supervision, counseling, treatment, training and education programs. The AB 109 Intake Unit provides assessment and referral services for those clients who have just been released from state prison or the county jail and are under the supervision of the Probation Department.

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. Depending on the client's needs, the phased program lasts between 9 – 12 months. The ADRC includes: 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; and participation in work crews to provide restitution to victims.

Screening, Intake and Assessment (SIA) Units

SIA units have been established to oversee all new cases referred by the court and state prison for supervision. Intake officers process cases and meet with clients prior to their release from county jail and state prison to review conditions of release, provide clear reporting instructions, identify  barriers such as housing, mental health, and medical, and establish rapport.

Officers assigned to the SIA unit conduct follow-up interviews with Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS), Mandatory Supervision (MS) and probation clients after 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 entire intake process, clients will be seen by an Eligibility Specialist, Registered Nurse, and a Senior Mental Health Counselor.  These referrals are critical in linking clients to services such as  Medi-Cal, General Assistance, CalFresh, and medical, mental health, and drug and alcohol treatment. After the initial assessment, clients will be referred to an appropriate level of supervision. Clients will receive information for employment, vocational training, construction pre-apprenticeship programs, and education opportunities (GED or enrollment in community colleges).

Adult Work Project

The Adult Work Project (AWP) Program oversees work crews (4) 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 for each work day completed. The work is often completed in the neighborhoods in which the participants live or frequent, thus providing community restoration. Work Project 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

Drug Court


Since 1995, the Sacramento County Adult Drug Court program has been an effective, evidence-based solution to addiction and criminal behavior. People arrested on a non-violent drug-related offense who plead guilty to their charges have the opportunity to enter the Drug Court Program on formal probation with their jail or prison sentence stayed. The participants return to Court on a regular basis and the Judge reviews their progress. The program provides on-site treatment and counseling; nutrition; yoga; mental health services; frequent drug testing; and probation supervision in the community. If participants graduate from the program, charges may be dismissed. If participants do not comply with requirements of the treatment program, they are returned to custody to serve their full sentence. 

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

Re-Entry Court was formed in 2013 as a result of AB 109, Public Safety Realignment, under which many offenders who would normally be sentenced to prison are instead sentenced to county jail. Moderate to high risk offenders who are accepted are placed on Probation while their 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. After ADRC graduation, the Court monitors participants for several more months until deemed a successful graduate. Upon Re-Entry Court graduation, the suspended sentence is removed and their probation period is reduced if they have paid off victim restitution. 

Proposition 36

The Proposition 36 program aims to enhance public safety by reducing drug-related crime thereby preserving needed bed space in jails and prisons for serious and violent offenders. Probation officers act as liaison with the Court, prepare progress reports, and represent the Department at weekly court sessions.

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, with priority being given to those resulting from combat, 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). Participants are placed on formal probation and required to make regular court appearances. They must agree to participate in the VTC for 12 to 18 month and undergo a treatment program designed and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please visit for information on the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, descriptions of research-based treatment options, and Veterans' own inspiring stories of recovery.

Mental Health Court (MHC)

The MHC Program places mentally ill offenders on probation with conditions that include a treatment plan developed by a multi-disciplinary team with members from the Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Court, and the Department of Mental Health. Offenders must take prescribed medication, participate in therapy, and avoid use of illegal drugs and alcohol.  

Co-Occurring Mental Health Court

In early 2015, the Judicial Council of California awarded Recidivism Reduction Grant funding to support planning and implementation of a Co-occurring Mental Health Court (COMHC) program from April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2017. The COMHC program will operate collaboratively with members from the Court, Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Behavioral Health Division and Alcohol and Other Drug Services Division. The COMHC program will provide coordinated and integrated treatment services to moderate to high risk felony offenders suffering from severe mental health and substance abuse disorders.