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FAQ - STOP Program
How are offenders referred to S.T.O.P.?
Offenders are referred to S.T.O.P. by family members who call, or by offender's completion of an application. They can also be referred by their probation officer, the courts/judges, and sometimes through their bond.
How does my son or daughter inquire about STOP while they are incarcerated?
They can request and complete an application for the STOP program.
How long does an offender have to be in one of these programs?
An offender can enter Work Release until his or her court date or until he or she as earned enough money to bond himself out. If an offender has been sentenced, he or she can remain in the program until his or her release.
How long does it take for a person to be released?
The amount of time varies based on each offender's individual circumstances.
How much are the fees for Home Monitoring, Day Reporting, and Work Release?
GPS Offender Tracking has a $25.00 nonrefundable registration fee and a weekly fee of $49.00. Day Reporting has a $40.00 registration fee and a $7.00 fee for the first week. There is also a $10.00 weekly drug screening fee for Day Reporting. Work Release is $30.00 or 50% of your net income, $4.50/day for transportation (if Work Release has to transport you to your job), and $35.00/day fee for incidentals.
If an offender fails a program can he or she go into another program?
If an offender fails a program, he cannot qualify for any additional programs for six months. An offender may only qualify for another program after six months if an inside program has been successfully completed.
What are the different programs offered by S.T.O.P.?
GPS Offender Tracking, Day Reporting, Work Release, FREE, and REHAB.
What are the hours for S.T.O.P.?
Monday-Friday from 6:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
What are the qualifications for getting into the S.T.O.P Program?
In order to be eligible for the S.T.O.P. program, the offender must not have any violence charges or convictions, sex crimes, an extensive criminal history, or a bond amount greater than $35,000.00. Further stipulations are specific to each individual program.
What if the offender doesn’t qualify at the time of their arrest for participation in the S.T.O.P?
CRAI scores are important in this case. If the score is not significantly over 17, an offender can become an inmate worker and enroll in an inside program at the jail.
What is a C.R.A.I.?
The C.R.A.I. is an assessment tool which utilizes a point system to determine if you qualify for release through the S.T.O.P. program and placement in an alternative incarceration program. It is based on an offender's charge, living situation, employment status, age, and past criminal history. To qualify, an offender's score must be between 0 and 17.
What is the phone numbers to STOP?
337-236-5440 or 337-231-5606.
What program would an offender qualify for if they are incarcerated on a child support violation?
Generally the offender would qualify for Work Release. The offender may only go to GPS Offender Tracking if the judge states that the person pay a purge amount. The judge may also recommend the Work Release Program in an effort to aid the offender in gaining employment as a means to fulfill child support obligations.
Why can’t a DOC offender go to STOP?
DOC offenders are Department of Corrections inmates and they are serving hard labor time. However, they may qualify for Work Release or REHAB depending on their criminal history. All requests must be approved by the Department of Corrections.