Administrative Sanctions Program 

The purpose of the Administrative Sanctions Program is to respond to offenders' technical violations of conditional discharge and supervision with swift and certain consequences.  The policies and procedures of the Administrative Sanctions Program promote consistent responses to violations in ways that consider the risks and needs of offenders, yielding correctional interventions proportional to the risk to the community and conducive to positive changes in behavior.  

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Offenders sentenced in the Fifth Municipal District are: 

  • ordered to report to Social Service caseworkers in the Fifth Municipal District; 
  • ordered to report for Community Service Program/Sheriff's Work Alternative Program only; or
  • ordered to report to CSI (Central States Institute)

 
  PROGRAM INELIGIBILITY
  

  • Technical violation based on specific types of noncompliance
  • Contact with victim
  • Possession of weapon
  • Failure to complete sex offender treatment
  • Failure to report for intake or initial appointment 
  • Violation of conditional discharge or supervision based on a subsequent arrest

  •                             PRECLUDING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

  • JUDICIAL PRECLUSION: Precluding an individual offender from the program recognizes an affirmative declaration on the offender's court order by the sentencing judge restricting the ability of the Social Service Department to use administrative sanctions for any violation of that offender.

  EXCLUDING OFFENDER PARTICIPATION

  • JUDICIAL EXCLUSION: In response to a notice of violation of the conditions of a court order sent to the sentencing judge (or in his/her absence, the Presiding Judge), the judge may exclude an offender from participating in the program prior to imposition of the administrative sanction(s).  
  • DEPARTMENTAL EXCLUSION: The Social Service Department may deny an offender the opportunity to participate in the program if it determines that participation would be inappropriate based on the offender's risk to the community or if the available sanctions are not appropriate.  Denying participation in the program shall result in filing a violation petition with the court.

AVAILABLE SANCTIONS

The severity of the sanction is based on the violation severity and the offender's risk level determined by an assessment.  Examples of sanctions are as follows:

  • Increase frequency of reporting
  • Referrals to educational or training programs
  • Community service hours
  • Require attendance at support groups or parenting classes
  • Require treatment evaluation and compliance with recommendations
  • Random drug testing
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