Probation Residential Services allows incarcerated individual's to have part or all of a jail term suspended upon successful completion of residential treatment programs. Probation Residential Services stays can be as long as one year, but average about 90 days. These services are also available to Circuit Court Probationers who meet the eligibility requirement and are not incarcerated. Public Act 511 funds will pay for up to 90 days of an eligible offender's placement in Probation Residential Services.
Types of Probation Residential Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment Services provide intensive, inpatient drug rehabilitation services, including special needs populations (dual diagnosis, pregnant women, and mothers with an infant child).
- Cognitive Behavioral Residential Services are highly structured programs that assign privileges and consequences in direct relation to a client's adherence to behavioral expectations and treatment objectives. Support programming focuses on employment, education, and substance abuse treatment.
Eligibility for Probation Residential Treatment
- The offender must be a sentenced felon, serving time in the local jail or under probation supervision. Misdemeanants and un-sentenced felons are not eligible for Probation Residential Services with Public Act 511 funds.
- The offenders current offense must be a felony, but cannot be of the Crime Class Codes A, B, C, or D.
- Probation Residential Services require a 0 to 9 Sentencing Guideline meaning the high end of the sentence guideline must be equal or less than 9. (Sentencing Guideline Scores represent a range of months that the law recommends as the minimum incarceration period thus a score of 0 to 9 means the sentence should include 0 months jail (probation) up to 9 months jail with or without probation).
- Felony Violators of Probation (VOP) qualify for Probation Residential Services provided that the high end of the original Sentencing Guideline was equal score to or greater than 6.