Community Corrections ensures the accurate release, effective re-entry, transition and supervision of offenders released to the community utilizing a continuum of supervision services, strategies, evidence based programs and meaningful incentives and sanctions. Community Corrections facilitates the swift return to custody of those offenders who violate conditions of supervision and who represent a serious threat to the safety of the community. Community Corrections provides meaningful interaction with victims to maintain public protection.
Release Unit: The Unit coordinates all activities between institutions and Community Corrections in transitioning offenders from prison to the community. Activities include processing release packets, reports, and forms on all offenders released from the institution to the community. The unit also maintains and coordinates all homeless offender activities and placement information.
Sex Offender Coordination Unit (SOCU): The Unit reviews all sex offender cases up to one year prior to release from prison to determine if the offender is subject to the statutory requirements of the Sex Offender Registration (ARS 13-3821), Community Notification (ARS 13-3825), or civil commitment under Arizona's "Sexually Violent Person)" (ARS 36-3701) statutes.
As part of this process, the ADC Classification System identified sex offenders that require a review for statutory requirements. One year prior to release, all ADC institutions forward sex offender packets to the SOCU for review and processing. The SOCU completes full investigations on all sex offender inmates. The Unit identifies and assesses sex offenders scheduled to be released from ADC and coordinates legally mandated community notification with local, county and state law enforcement agencies. The Unit also provides ongoing training to local police and sheriff's offices on the sex offender community notification process in Arizona. Unit staff coordinate all sex offender referrals to the county attorney under the state's Sexually Violent Persons statutes.
In addition, a hearing officer reviews all absconder and served warrants written by Community Correctional Officers. Upon completion of the review process, the warrant is prepared for entry into ACIC/NCIC by warrant staff or returned to the Community Corrections office for editing. Other duties include supporting the Board of Executive Clemency (BOEC), conducting administrative and ISC probable cause hearings and maintaining statistics on revocation hearings.
All offenders, both DCAC and Home Arrest, are monitored using active GPS. This is a field based unit. The officers assigned to work in the EMU supervise the offenders in the community, using GPS to find their location. All contacts are random and unscheduled. EMU officers work weekends and evenings. Additionally, EMU staff respond to Level 1 violations (strap, tamper, and unable to connect) on a 24/7 basis, and are required to resolve these violations within two hours of notification.
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