Non-residential Sentencing Options for Probationers
Probation/Post Release Supervision:
Offenders are supervised by a Probation Officer under the Conditions of Probation/Post Release Supervision and any Special Conditions ordered by the judge based on the needs of the offender and the risks presented to the community by that offender. The Probation Officer may conduct random urine testing; refer the offender to appropriate treatment, counseling, educational and/or employment services; monitor community service; and/or enforce court ordered restitution and costs payments.
The Conditions of Probation/Post Release Supervision are as follows:
- I will obey all Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.
- I will report any arrest, including traffic tickets, within 3 days to the Probation and Parole Officer.
- I will maintain regular employment and notify my Probation and Parole Officer promptly of any changes in my employment.
- I will report in person, by telephone, and as otherwise instructed by my Probation and Parole Officer.
- I will permit my Probation and Parole Officer to visit my home and place of employment.
- I will follow my Probation and Parole Officer’s instructions and be truthful, cooperative, and report as instructed.
- I will not use alcoholic beverages to the extent that it disrupts or interferes with my employment or orderly conduct.
- I will not unlawfully use, possess, or distribute controlled substances, or related paraphernalia.
- I will not use, own, possess, transport or carry a firearm.
- I will not change my residence without permission of my Probation and Parole Officer. I will not leave the State of Virginia or travel outside of a designated area without permission of my Probation and Parole Officer.
- I will not abscond from supervision. I understand I will be considered an absconder when my whereabouts are no longer known to my supervising officer.”
Special Conditions of supervision may include: Complete treatment or training programs ordered; submit to random urinalysis; pay court costs and restitution; complete community service; and participate in a Department of Corrections’ Program.
The following programs for offenders are available in Fairfax
Recidivist Prevention Program: This is a Program for non-violent
offenders, ages 18 to 25, who are generally first time offenders or who
have a limited prior criminal history. Program participation typically
lasts 1 year. Offered to Program participants is GED assistance,
employment referrals, apprenticeship opportunities, mentor assignment,
and biweekly support groups. These offenders receive close supervision
from a Probation Officer and are also assigned for monitoring and
surveillance and assistance to a Program Support Technician
Intensive Probation Program: This Program provides heightened
supervision for high risk/high need offenders. The Probation Officer
provides intensive community surveillance through frequent personal,
community and family contacts; ongoing, weekly record checks; and close
monitoring of behavior. Intensive Supervision Probation Officers are
assisted by a Program Support Technician Senior, and caseloads are
limited in size in order to allow for maximum effective community
surveillance of high risk/high need offenders.
Home Electronic Monitoring Program (HEM): This Program is
available for offenders who require 24 hour a day community
supervision, to include strict curfews. Location of the offender is
monitored by a transmitter worn by the offender at all times and a
field monitor device in the home of the offender. The offender’s home
must have an operational telephone, without special enhancements.
Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) Monitoring System: GPS is a
supervision tool to provide enhanced risk control and surveillance of
offenders who meet specific selection criteria. There is a mandated
Sex Offender Pilot Program: This Program is a sex offender
management model with a three pronged approach: Intensive supervision,
treatment and polygraphy.
- Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Program (VASAVOR): With grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and other Federal agencies, the Virginia Department of Corrections, in partnership with the Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff; Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources (OAR) of Fairfax; the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board; and the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, implemented a re-entry program for serious and violent offenders in February 2003. The VASAVOR Program is now funded by the State. The VASAVOR Program enhances opportunities for the successful transition of serious and violent offenders back into the community by providing for critical needs with essential services and intensive supervision and surveillance.