Sabot’s Criminal Justice Services:

  • Assess the adult/juvenile probation population to determine the appropriate levels (categories) of supervision
    • Examine the existing risk and needs assessment scores (i.e., LS-CMI) to determine if the categorization of population is compatible with best practices and evidenced based supervision models
    • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement
    • Develop findings and recommendations
  • Propose appropriate staffing model for Federal/State/County Parole/Probation going forward, encompassing new and existing population
  • Evaluate the back-to-work program
    • Coordinate the immediate review of the sworn and support probation staffing levels within the department. This would include the review of the Back to Work program within the department with the goal of significantly reducing long-term sick/workers compensation claims. The assessment will include an evaluation of supervision levels, caseloads, and staffing structure within the adult probation department.
    • Assess the organization’s current level of available alternative sanctions and programs required by the new supervision model
    • Provide recommendations for the number and service-delivery-level of alternative programs and sanctions available in the state/county when compared to the needs of the newly evaluated population.
  • Provide recommendations to the federal/state/county staff for the prioritization and design of demonstration projects for new evidence-based practices and policies prior to rolling them out system-wide to ensure the outcomes/benefits outweigh the considerable expense.
  • Recommend guidelines for probation officers that outline a full range of available sanction and incentives, short of flash incarceration, founded in evidence-based practices and research from highly successful drug courts, mental health courts, and other problem solving court programs.
  • Provide guidance for the development of an internal flash incarceration program that meets the elements of minimum due process while reducing recidivism among the various adult probation department populations as well as reducing the strain on the already overcrowded prison/jail and over worked court system.