ENHANCED SUPERVISION PROGRAM
Through the resources of the Butte Pre-Release Center Men’s Program (BPRC) and the Women’s Transitional Center (WTC), the Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS), in conjunction with the Butte office of Adult Probation and Parole, instituted the Enhanced Supervision Program (ESP) in April 2006. Enhanced Supervision Programs are also available in those community-based correctional programs located in Billings, Great Falls, Missoula and Helena.
ESP is made available through negotiations with the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC) to provide contract services to those offenders—probationers and parolees—who are under community supervision as established by the Butte office of Adult Probation and Parole. The design of ESP calls for these troubled probationers and parolees to be referred to ESP as the result of their failures of meeting the specific terms and conditions of their individually-tailored supervision contracts.
Relapse issues that could warrant a formal referral to ESP include the use of alcohol and/or drugs, involvement in simple misdemeanor crimes such as traffic violations (speeding, improper license, etc.), failure to maintain consistent contact with the assigned Parole Officer, failure to maintain employment, and general resistance to supervision, among others. It is important to note that the intent of ESP is not to supplant, but rather to supplement, the services offered by the local State Probation and Parole office.
ESP is designed to be offered for a period not to exceed 90 days in duration. Those probationers/parolees referred to ESP are required to meet, one-on-one, with the ESP Case Manager for at least one hour per week. ESP participants are also instructed to submit specific weekly itineraries that are subject to periodic confirmation by the ESP Case Manager and the security staff of both BPRC and WTC. Those enrolled within ESP are mandated to submit breath and urine samples for drug and alcohol testing on both a random and regular basis. They are cautioned to continue to follow all previously imposed conditions by the respective Sentencing Courts (probationers), MDOC (those ESP participants under the terms of Conditional Release), or the Montana State Board of Pardons and Parole (parolees).
Additionally, those designated to ESP may be required to actively participate in the following: treatment relative to Cognitive Programming and Restructuring; drug and alcohol aftercare programming that could last between 8 and 12 individual sessions; and the development of effective and productive individual job skills offered through the Resident Resource Program, which is maintained within BPRC/WTC.
ESP does not exceed more than 12 referrals, at any one time, from the local Adult Probation and Parole office. Daily census reports regarding those involved within ESP are recorded. The ESP Case Manager regularly meets with representatives from the local probation and parole office to discuss progress being made by the individuals within ESP as well as issues of concern or potential problem areas that could warrant a formal intervention.
To provide services for those troubled probationers and parolees who are under community supervision and have failed to meet the specific terms and conditions of their individually-tailored supervision contracts.
Program Goals and Objectives
CCCS staff have established the following goals and objectives to enable the program participants to achieve successful re-entry into society:
Administration and Program Staff
A dedicated team of staff distinguished by both education and experience provide services at ESP. CCCS has carefully selected a diverse, professional staff to ensure that program participants receive the most effective environment for successful offender reintegration.
For more information about the ESP program, please contact:
Brady Cogdill (BPRC)
This page was last updated on 02/08/12.