These programs are offered to individuals to reduce the likelihood of repeated offenses. There are 3 evidence-based programs individuals can take part in to help them build crucial life skills and work through trauma.
This unit supervises individuals serving a term in the Maricopa County Jail as a condition of probation. CRU Probation Officers assist individuals in their reentry needs to ease the transition back to the community upon their release from jail.
Participants in this program must attend regularly scheduled Court status hearings to monitor compliance with their probation. Completing the minimum one-year program successfully can lead to probation discharge and offense re-designation as a misdemeanor.
This unit provides support to individuals who are reentering the community after a period of incarceration. Prison reentry officers begin working with individuals prior to release to help them gain the resources needed to obtain stability post-release.
Individuals with serious mental illness need unique resources and specialized supervision. SMI Probation Officers undergo specialized training and work with Mental Health Courts and clinical providers. They collaborate with the County Attorney's and Public Defender's Offices for comprehensive services.
If ordered by the court, individuals are referred to attend treatment at a contracted treatment agency in their area. Following "Best Practice" guidelines, vendors use Cognitive Behavioral principles to foster positive change. A partnership between the vendor, Probation Officer, and Assessment Center ensures effective planning and progress monitoring.
This probation type is the lowest level that can be assigned and is typically reserved for low-risk individuals.
This program provides the opportunity to eligible individuals to maintain or seek employment while in custody, assisting in their reintegration into the community. Work Furlough Probation Officers work collaboratively with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the courts, Community Health Systems (CHS), as well as community stakeholders to provide individuals the opportunity to participate in the Work Furlough Program.