Probation Management Corporation strives to provide each court with
an individualized probation program to suit their needs and desires.
probation providers are not the same. Our company believes a
probation program should be built on three basic principals -
a mandatory sentence length, (as punishment), strict reporting
guidelines, (as inconvenience), and a payment of a
fine, (as accountability). Probation supervision is a means
of offender rehabilitation and accountability, even though at times
probation is used simply as a means for collection of fines. We
pride ourselves in holding offenders accountable for their actions.
Our compliance rate averages 82% for reporting, making minimum
payments and good behavior.
to our young adult offender program,
conditional discharge program, or first offender
program see success through a positive life changing
experience. Our intensive programs have proven to have a low
recidivism rate as probationers are welcomed into an alcohol and
drug free world. Many of the participants have experienced personal
and career growth. A mandatory sentence length requiring good
behavior, clean drug and alcohol screenings, attendance at personal
growth classes or counseling and strict reporting guidelines is
necessary to see these positive results. All high school and college
students under our supervision are required to attend school
regularly and produce their progress reports and proof of
attendance. GED’s are encouraged for those who are not currently
enrolled in school.
Only after all of our
efforts are exhausted, are hearings scheduled with the sentencing
court for probationers who are non-compliant with conditions of
probation. Each condition of probation has its own merit, and cases
are scheduled for compliance hearings, regardless of payment
is a condition we require, as an inconvenience.
Satilla Probation has a
toll free number therefore there is no excuse not to report as
scheduled. We strive for 100% compliance with respect to reporting,
and believe reporting as scheduled keeps a line of communication
where we can work through most of the issues with the probationer,
to achieve a successful outcome.
fines and fees is expected by most courts and is a means of
holding an individual accountable for their actions.
The probation officer sets a minimum monthly payment and thoroughly
explains the costs involved. Early termination cases are given
several payment options whereas the probationer can choose the
payment that best suits their budget.
The condition of
probation relating to payment of fines and fees has a different
value to each of the courts we serve. Through these tough economic
times, Petitions for Sentence Modification to commute fines for
under-employed and un-employed individuals
have become more common. This not only helps the offenders but helps
the governmental units as well by offering a labor pool at no cost.
to complete Community Service hours as part of their original
sentence are required to complete at least two 8 hour days
per month. Many agencies are available with weekend opportunities.
commuting their fines to community service are scheduled to work for
the governing authority just as the regular employees of that
Employment counseling is provided to our young adult offenders.
Job search tools, interviewing techniques, and follow-up procedures
are incorporated into our weekly conversations with probationers.
probationers of employment opportunities listed with the Georgia
Dept. of Labor, local job fairs, and ads in the local papers as well
as word of mouth information which in turn we pass along.
exhibit drug and alcohol dependency are screened by our staff
for use. AA, NA, or treatment may be recommended. Probation Officers
research programs for substance and availability, and the results of
our investigation are provided to the sentencing court. In many
cases treatment may be a more successful avenue, as opposed to
sentenced to probation with a risk of drivers' privilege suspension,
is given contact information for the
Driver Services and encouraged to follow up with the department.
Many courts and probation providers do not inform probationers of
pending suspensions. Each of our offices maintains an accurate list
of approved DUI/Defensive Driving Schools, Clinical Evaluators and
Conditional Bond Monitoring
Family Violence is a situation
plaguing our Society with unnecessary violence leading to lifelong
devastating effects on families and children. Satilla Probation
Management Corporation provides supervision of offenders who are
released on bond with underlying charges falling under the realm of
Domestic Violence. Our four month program incorporates counseling as
ordered by the court, drug or alcohol screens, and compliance with
no contact orders. We communicate
with the victims as well in ensuring their safety. Our compliance
officers are active in the
Family Violence Task Force, as tackling this problem requires
total community involvement.
Anger Management Classes:
Satilla Probation Management
Corporation offers Anger Management Classes to
probationers and to the general public. “Anger Management for the
Twenty-First Century” is taught by our
certified facilitators. Our classes teach participants effective communication and
listening techniques, skills in stress management, empathy
development, judgment and impulse control, anger reduction
techniques skills in self talk and forgiveness, and much more.
Online classes are also available through this web site, please
click this link for more information.