Intensive Supervision Services
AB109/TAY/SOU/Realignment Community Services Division
The Adult Probation Department received a one-time grant for the Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP) to improve adult services by utilizing a risk needs assessment for case plan development and applying a case management process to refer 18-25 year old Transitional Age Young Adult Probationers for services. Officers will be trained on EBP for the application of graduated sanctions and rewards, collaboration with treatment providers to meet the needs of this young adult population and develop additional services when there are gaps in services. The goal is to improve public safety by improving the performance of 18-25 year old probationers, track the services that are available, measure and report outcomes as dictated by the grant.
In October 2011, the State of California implemented the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011, also known as Assembly Bill 109 (AB109). AB 109 transferred responsibility for some of the state prisoner population from CDCR to California counties. Under AB 109, individuals who were committed to state prison for certain felonies ( nonviolent, non-serious and non-sexual) will be released to Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) per California Penal Code section 3451, which in most counties is administered by probation departments. In addition, AB 109 requires that individuals convicted of certain felonies that were not considered violent or serious as defined by California Penal Code Sections 667.5(c)and 1192.7(c) nor high risk sex offenders as defined by CDCR and did not have a history of these type of convictions, have their time served in local jails, where previously they would have been sentenced to state prison. The new sentencing scheme is outlined in PC § 1170(h). If you have questions about whether you fall under AB 109, please contact your attorney.
If you are informed that you will be on Post-Release Community Supervision or Mandatory Supervision upon your release from jail or prison, you should contact the Adult Probation Department for specific information about the length and terms of your supervision. The Adult Probation Department is committed to your success and will work with you to make your return to San Francisco a safe and successful one.
In an effort to improve service delivery to Sex Offender probationers, the Adult Probation Department provides intensive supervision and utilizes community resources to reduce illegal behaviors of sexual offenders.
The Sex Offender Containment (Model) is an approach that the Adult Probation Department utilizes to manage Sex Offenders in the San Francisco community. The primary objective is to promote and ensure public safety, victim protection, and reparation for victims. Criminal Justice and public agencies coordinate, collaborate and share information with the goal of promoting public safety and the successful re-integration of the probationer in the community. Probationers who have a history of sex offenses are sent through assessment tools that are evidenced based processes and appropriate supervision is determined using these tools.
The Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) unit serves the needs of clients between the ages of 18-25 that are high At-Risk and In-Risk and reside in SF Neighborhoods that are targeted as “hot zones” by SFPD. The TAY unit supports the Young Adult Court, held in Department 5, under the Honorable Bruce Chan. The YA Court is a 3-phased system designed to provide added support and supervision for at-risk young adults. The clients are provided services, including, but not limited to mental health, education, barrier removal, cognitive behavioral programs.
The TAY unit is also a partner in the Mayor's Interrupt, Predict and Organize (IPO) violence prevention program. The IPO is a 12-month program that exposes Young Adults to employment, education and mental health services. Eligible clients participate in job readiness training (JRT) through a community-based organization. The clients who successfully complete the JRT are placed at work sites through the following City departments: Recreation and Parks, Department of Public Health and San Francisco Public Works.
Opened in June 2013, the CASC is a partnership of the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) and Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc.( LCA), a leading provider of criminal justice services. The CASC is a truly innovative and groundbreaking one--stop reentry center that serves the comprehensive needs of clients under SFAPD probation supervision. The CASC model tightly aligns law enforcement and support services into an approach focused on accountability, responsibility, and opportunities for long--term change. The CASC is a cornerstone community corrections initiative of the City and County of San Francisco’s Public Safety Realignment Plan. The CASC was created to protect public safety, reduce victimization, maximize taxpayer dollars, and to contribute to San Francisco’s community vitality. Please find a CASC program description here: Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC) Description