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Adult Probation Felony Offender Sentence Alternatives Programs

Listed below is Felony Offender Sentence Alternatives program information. Each program is also listed in a downloadable .PDF file (see program information to download).
 

Department of Corrections Probation Boot Camp SAI

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This Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) program is operated by the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Field Operations Administration, and the SAI Division. Offenders must be sentenced to probation with SAI as a condition of probation. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, offenders sentenced to the program are taken into custody by the Sheriff and transported to the Boot Camp.  The program includes ninety (90) days at the Boot Camp in Chelsea with strenuous physical exercise and work, including community projects.  Additionally, the Boot Camp incorporates educational and vocational counseling and an aftercare program.

Department of Corrections Prisoner Boot Camp SAI

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Like the SAI Probation Boot Camp, the offenders eligible for the Prisoner Boot Camp must be sentenced to a minimum prison term of three (3) years or less, or two year minimum or less for Breaking and Entering (ODH) or Home Invasion.  This program is located in Chelsea, Michigan and is operated by the Michigan Department of Correction, the Field Operations Administration, and the SAI the Division.  Ninety (90) days at the program in Chelsea, including strenuous physical exercise and work as well as educational and vocational counseling, prepare the offenders for immediate release to aftercare upon completion of the Boot Camp.

Probation Electronic Monitoring

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Offenders sentenced to a term of probation or delayed sentence, and who have a residence with phone service, are eligible for Probations Electronic Monitoring. This program is funded by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Offenders under electronic monitoring supervision must wear an ankle bracelet sending unit ("tether") and are confined to their home except for specific times when they are permitted in the community to work, participate in rehabilitation programs, or care for necessary needs as approved by the probation agent.

Oakland County Sheriff's Department Jail Work Release

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Offenders with verified employment, and sentenced to a flat jail term or jail as a condition of probation with a term of at least 15 days or more, are eligible for this program.  The Court may grant "Day Parole" to jail inmates for several purposes, the most common being employment. Inmates sentenced to Work Release must meet statutory and local eligibility requirements to actually be placed in the program.  In Oakland County, the Sheriff's Department administers the Work Release Program, and complete Work Release rules may be obtained from the Sheriff's Department.

Oakland County Sheriff's Department Zero Tolerance Program

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If an offender is sentenced to a flat jail term or jail as a condition of probation, and the offender has telephone service, then he/she is eligible for the Zero Tolerance Program (ZTP).  ZTP is administered by the Sheriff's Department Substance Abuse Services staff.  Substance abuse testing is performed at one of several laboratories nearest to the offender's home or work.  The offender may also be referred for treatment during the program.

Oakland County Sheriff's Department Boot Camp RIDP

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Males and females sentenced to a jail term of 90 days or more might be eligible for the Regimented Inmate Discipline Program (RIDP). The program is administered by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department RIDP staff at the camp facility on Brown Road in Orion Township. The program features an 8 week program, strenuous physical exercise and work, including community projects, educational and employment program, and counseling. Counselor follow-up with community assistance and placement is available,  and the balance of the jail sentence is suspended for inmates who successfully complete the program.

Alternative Incarceration Centers

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Alternative Incarceration Centers (AIC) are probation residential centers, which provide a 24-hour a day, supervised treatment alternative to incarceration. AICs deal with substance abuse as well as behavioral problems. An offender sentenced to an AIC for a period of 6 months must adhere to strict supervision and behavioral standards, participate in various therapeutic interventions, as well as contribute to their stay once employed.

P.R.I.C.E.

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The P.R.I.C.E. Program is a Community Corrections alternative for felony OUIL (Operating Under the Influence) 3rd male offenders only. P.R.I.C.E. objectives include phases designed to reduce recidivism of this population through incarceration, residential treatment, and outpatient treatment.

Oakland County Sheriffs Department Employability Program

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The Employability Program is an alternative, structured eight-week program within the jail, involving a 90-minute didactic lecture and 90-minute group sessions daily, Monday through Friday. Lecture and class work topics range from substance abuse and addiction, pre-employment training and interviewing, to basic life skills and health issues. In addition, program participants may receive vocational testing to determine vocational aptitude and interests. For sentenced inmates who successfully complete the program, the remainder of their jail sentence may be suspended.

CPI's STOP and I.E.P. Programs

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The STOP Program targets probationers who test positive for drugs and alcohol while on probation. The program is basically a separation from the community for three days.  The three days are spent in residence at the CPI Program in Waterford, Michigan. The probation agent and program staff may make treatment follow-up referrals. In addition, the I.E.P. Program targets employed offenders, subject to Court ordered detention, to continue to work and receive treatment. I.E.P. focuses on detention, monitoring, and treatment to prepare the offender for sober and pro-social living patterns.

Community Service

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Offenders sentenced to a term of probation may perform community service as a condition of probation in lieu of a jail term and/or as a special condition of probation. Community Service provides an alternative to incarceration by allowing the offender to make restitution to the community by performing unpaid labor with non-profit organizations and/or units of government. 

Pretrial Services

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Pretrial Services involves investigators who interview adults with felony and misdemeanor arrests at the Oakland County Jail or local police holding areas, in order to gather and to verify information for release eligibility.  The information is compiled into a written report, which is made available to the Court, including the Judge, defense attorney, Prosecutor, and probation officer.

Step Forward Day Reporting Center

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There are many alternatives to incarceration programs, which include residential care for substance abusing clients. However, some eligible felons do not require residential care but would benefit, instead, from a structured learning environment. This environment is the Step Forward Day Reporting Center, which offers an extensive array of program services for offenders and their families. Services include substance abuse counseling sessions, group and individual counseling, and job training and placement readiness classes.

Adult Treatment Court (ATC)

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The Adult Treatment Court offers the Oakland County Circuit Court a sentencing alternative for non-violent, felony offenders with serious substance abuse problems. This program addresses the underlying, substance abuse problems that lead many offenders to engage in criminal behavior. A defendant, who is a resident of Oakland County and who is charged with a non-violent crime may enter the Adult Treatment Court after entering a COBBS Plea and being approved by the Prosecuting Attorney.