The San Diego County Probation Division obtained a $335,000 grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security to offer extra intensive monitoring for folks convicted of driving below the affect.
“Our monitoring program helps probationers keep on monitor with remedy and different court-ordered measures,” San Diego County Interim Probation Chief Cesar Escuro stated. “The objective is that with further steerage and assist, it is going to cut back the variety of probationers who’re arrested or cited once more for DUI.”
The grant will assist fund common and frequent check-ins with high-risk, felony and repeat DUI offenders. Probation officers monitor the individual’s compliance with their remedy plan, DUI program participation, courtroom orders, and their substance abuse by conducting frequent alcohol and drug testing, and residential visits throughout non-traditional and night hours, weekends, and holidays.
“Prevention and remedy are priceless instruments in lowering DUI recidivism charges,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney stated. “Monitoring packages are supposed to steer probationers in the correct route.”
The probation grant may even pay for operations focusing on probation violations, alcohol testing, officer coaching in Normal Area Sobriety Testing and collaborating with courts and prosecutors to ascertain probation orders.
The grant program runs by way of September 2022. Funding for the OTS grant program is supplied by way of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.