New Day Reporting Center Open
Crime - prison bars
San Andreas, CA - The doors have opened on Calaveras County's new day use reporting center which is a big step in implementing the state's AB 109 program. The center is sharing building space with Substance Abuse and is next to Behavioral Health. The center is funded by the state as part of the AB109 realignment program. The county has hired Behavioral Intervention Inc. (BI Inc.) to run its day reporting center.
Interim Probation Chief Stephen Siegel says Friday the first day was a huge success, "BI wanted to start off slow so they asked for two referrals for the first day. Two did show up and they conducted their interview intakes. Next week BI wants four to six referrals and every week there after the same amount until we ramp up to the maximum 50 clients."
AB 109 realigns certain responsibilities for lower level offenders, adult parolees and juvenile offenders from state to local jurisdictions. The bill allows local law enforcement the right and the ability to manage offenders.
BI Inc. will cost nearly $238,000 dollars annually to run the day reporting center. It manages probation programs for many central California Counties and even some in San Diego. Tuolumne County has had a day reporting center for over a year.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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