Facts

Period of Probation

  • The period of supervised probation is three years.
  • During the period of probation, a plan is developed which may include substance abuse treatment, academic education and/or vocational training, employment, parenting skills, and other life skills.
  • Probationers are required to report to their assigned probation officer monthly or more often and submit to drug testing on a regular basis.
  • Probationers are required to pay monthly supervision fees to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in the amount of $20 and $40 to Oklahoma County Community Sentencing. Restitution is ordered by the court on a case by case basis.
  • Eligible offenders are provided access to programs and services and assisted with bus vouchers and a variety of other agency referrals for quality of life.
  • During the Spring of 2013, an Employment Specialist was hired in order to assist probationers in maintaining employment and identifying enhanced training and employment opportunities. Networking with employers and identifying potential resources are paramount to the success of this endeavor.

Female Opportunity Group (F.O.G.)

  • The Planning Council has endorsed the development of a long-term treatment program for women offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • The Female Opportunity Group (F.O.G.) meets several times per week.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (N.A.M.I.) provides weekly contact meetings for offenders demonstrating need for more frequent contacts, medication monitoring, crisis intervention, etc. and who have been diagnosed with mental health needs.
  • In-house substance abuse programs are in place for men and women.

Access to Programs and Services

  • Substance Abuse (SA) and Mental Health Evaluation (MH) and Assessment
    Assesses the offenders need for SA or MH treatment.
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
    Assignment to a treatment facility is 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Offenders receive no less than 24 hours of treatment per week. Usual length of stay is 30 days, with the possibility of longer periods if clinically indicated. Leave from the facility is considered for court-ordered obligation and family or medical emergencies. Urine drug screens are conducted.
  • Halfway House Placement
    Usually considered a "step down" level of care from residential substance abuse treatment. This care requires living at the facility while maintaining full-time employment away from the facility. Offenders receive no less than six hours of treatment per week. Usual length of stay is 30 days. Urine drug screens are conducted.
  • Outpatient Group or Individual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
    Allows the offender to remain at home and maintain employment. Treatment is conducted weekly. Group sizes vary.
  • Job Skills Development Training and Development Placement Assistance
    GED classes and adult basic education classes are available throughout the community at no cost. Offenders are referred to education classes as needed or per court order.
  • Female Opportunity Group "FOG" Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment
    This substance abuse treatment program is a comprehensive program for women only. It offers daily treatment for 11 weeks followed by weekly treatment for 17 additional weeks. This program focuses on female issues and how they impact substance abuse. It also contains a mental health section. Each session is 1.5 hours.