Day Reporting/Support Services for Drug Court Programs
CEC Day Reporting Centers exist in Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. CEC treats thousands of participants through alternative programs that are referred from the United States Probation Office, State Department of Corrections, State Family Services Divisions, Self Pay, Diversion, Adult Drug Court, Adult and Juvenile Probation, County School Districts and Circuit Courts amongst others.
Programs include intensive treatment services that provide several hours of direct service per day, seven days a week. Participation in these programs can be assigned on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Traditional outpatient services are engaged including drug testing, home visits, employment verifications and visits, curfew checks, and assistance with court appearances. On-site testing for pre-employment and post accidents for businesses and treatment centers are also offered.
Drug Court programs have proven to be a highly successful format when dealing with the non-violent drug abusing offender. The Albert M. "Bo" Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center in Trenton, NJ has experience with technical violators referred from Drug Court programs. All CEC programs act to prepare the offender for reentry to the community, as well as contribute to a higher rate of public safety by addressing the needs of individuals who need treatment and supervision.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a sophisticated tracking method that operates via a network of low-orbit satellites. These satellites use radio signals in concert with a cellular telephone and an ankle bracelet to pinpoint the targeted individual's position within 100 feet. The participant must wear an ankle bracelet (which is not removable once affixed) and must carry a 4-pound box, about the size of a small radio. A GPS receiver is located inside the box and uses the cell phone to call location information into the monitoring station. This cell phone/satellite technology does not require a telephone line and the participant is therefore free to find and maintain gainful employment.
Any location that the participant has been ordered to stay away from may be programmed into the system. A computerized map located at the monitoring station sets off a warning signal if the participant gets too close to a banned area, or if the participant moves away from an area in which he/she should remain.GPS places responsibility for appropriate behavior with the participant, but provides 24-hour monitoring to ensure compliance.
CEC's Electronic Paging Programs provides cost-effective offender tracking.
The Electronic Paging Program, or EPP, is an accurate, cost-effective method for tracking the locations of offenders who are permitted outside the facility. These individuals include participants on work release or on furlough. When participants have outside itineraries approved, they are issued pagers and explicit instructions about how to respond to a page. At random times throughout the day, a staff member will page an individual and the participants' return calls must pass through an encrypted caller identification unit and a digital logger/voice recorder, which allows staff to positively identify the participant as well as the location they are calling from. The pagers are number-protected to guard against abuses.
Outgoing and incoming calls are automatically logged, recorded and time-stamped, and a positive identification of the participant's location is printed. If a participant is calling from outside the parameters of his itinerary, it is noted in the computer and a hard-copy report is printed and the referring agency is notified of the infraction. Hard copies of daily, monthly and annual reports of all activities are also provided.