CSCD 

LONG RANGE GOALS 

A. Provide the courts of this jurisdiction a sentencing alternative to incarceration that offers protection to the community and rehabilitation services to the offender;

B. Provide services to probationers that will assist them in complying with the terms and conditions of community supervision and facilitate their rehabilitative efforts;

C. Maximize the ability of supervision officers to monitor probationers living and working in the community through caseload size controls and objective evaluation of probationer risks to the community;

D. Reduce the economic cost of crime to the community;

E. Provide adequate levels of training and education to department employees to develop and/or maintain a professional level of skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for the department to carry out its functions;

F. Allow localities to increase their involvement and responsibility in developing sentencing programs that provide effective sanctions for felony and misdemeanor offenders;

G. Provide increased opportunities for felony and misdemeanor offenders to make restitution to victims of crime through financial reimbursement or community service;

H. Provide increased use of community penalties designed specifically to meet local needs;

I. Promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of community-based correctional programs consistent with the objectives defined by law;

J. Provide a correctional system that recognizes the rights and needs of victims of offenders that are being supervised which includes appropriate notification and input from victims in this process.