The Monterey County Probation Department, which opened a Day Reporting Center (DRC) for adult probationers in 2009, was recently “showcased” by the Bureau of Justice Assistance on the organization’s website for the center’s potential. Monterey County used a $475,000 federal grant – called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant – to fund the DRC.
The BJA designed the JAG Showcase to identify and highlight Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant sub-grantee and/or statewide projects that have demonstrated success or have shown promise in meeting the objectives and goals of JAG while positively impacting communities.
BI Incorporated operates the DRC for Monterey County. BI provides treatment, training and case management services at the Monterey County DRC for offenders who pose a moderate- to high-risk level of returning to jail. The DRC is near the county’s other probation services offices to simplify reporting requirements and coordination between BI and probation officers.