RECOVERY SUPPORT SUPERVISION PROGRAM
The Recovery Support Program was created to build an electronic monitoring supervision structure within a treatment or recovery home environment that is a low-cost option to standard community corrections home detention supervision. This program is a joint venture between Shelby County Community Corrections and Shelby County Probation Department.
The supervising probation officer is responsible for the “Court” component of the program, which includes the assessment and sentencing process subsequent to referrals, as well as violations and post-dispositional violation proceedings. The assigned case manager is responsible for the case management component of the program.
- To support individuals living in a Recovery Home while involved in the Criminal Justice System.
- Must be moderate or high risk on the IRAS Community Supervision Tool
- Has an F5 or F6 felony, or a misdemeanor charge. This is subject to the prosecutor’s discretion, however, so other charges can be accepted if that is fine with the prosecutor
- Individual is not required to register as a sex or violent offender. Many recovery homes will also have their own rules regarding those with history of dealing cases, or violent cases that do not have a registry requirement (such as battery on a public safety official). Ultimately, these kinds of offenses should be left to the discretion of the recovery home.
- Willing to abide by the rules of the recovery home, conditions of probation, and the rules of Shelby County Community Corrections.
- Individuals with serious mental health issues should be assessed as to the ability of their symptoms to be controlled via medication. Ultimately, acceptance due to these concerns lies with whether or not the recovery home is able to offer a treatment level sufficient enough for the individual’s needs. Often schizophrenia will be a disqualifier but leave it to the recovery home to assess this as much as possible.
- Desire to live a sober and pro-social lifestyle.
- Willing to reside at and comply with a recovery home and participate in all program requirements. All recovery homes on the program require a minimum commitment of 6 months, however, most require a range of 6-12 months (this could always be longer). Participants must be willing to comply with any extensions to treatment that the recovery home may suggest.
- No pending cases, no other suspended or executed sentences left to be completed.
WHO CAN MAKE REFERRALS TO THE PROGRAM
- Probation Officers and Community Corrections Case Managers may refer to the Recovery Home Program as a sanction for a Probation Violation or violation of Community Corrections programs.
- Judges may make referrals to the program as part of a sentence or violation resolution.
- Defense attorneys may make referrals to the program with prosecutor approval