Sentinel Day Reporting Centers (DRC) operate with a singular mission: To assist courts, law enforcement and our partners in community corrections in their ability to reduce recidivism through intensive, efficient and cost-effective programs that will allow participants to safely live in the community and complete their court-ordered requirements.

Sentinel Offender Services continues to redefine what it means to offer comprehensive offender management programs to courts, law enforcement agencies, and community corrections. And now, through the recent launch of our Day Reporting Centers, Sentinel has proven itself to be the single-source provider of embedded community-based programs with the singular focus of reducing recidivism rates by providing local assistance to participants designed to help them successfully transition back into their communities.

Already a recognized leader in the public safety arena, Sentinel has been providing state-of-the-art electronic monitoring hardware and software to customers across the U.S. since 1993. We created the Sentinel Local Day Reporting Center Model to deliver a comprehensive package for effective offender management products and services that can assist in your efforts to reduce recidivism rates in your community:

  • Comprehensive Case Management Solutions
  • Flexible Funding Models Including Participant-Funded Programs
  • 24/7/365 Radio Frequency (RF) Monitoring and GPS Tracking Technologies
  • Real-time and On-Demand Alcohol Monitoring Technologies
  • Comprehensive and Robust Reporting Capabilities
  • Substance Abuse Screening and Monitoring
  • Participant Cognitive Skills Programs
  • Court Services
Our DRC Model Gets Results

Sentinel has partnered with the Nevada Public Safety Division of Parole and Probation to open Day Reporting Centers in Las Vegas and Reno. The Day Reporting Center program for Nevada is designed to support 250 participants from across the state.

On May 23, 2018, the first full-size class of participants graduated from the Day Reporting Center in Las Vegas. This marked a true milestone in Sentinel’s efforts to help participants stay on the path for a better life and demonstrate our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve.

Sentinel Day Reporting Centers


As community-corrections organizations brace to absorb the nearly 600,000 offenders that are released back into their communities annually, Sentinel is uniquely suited to provide the hardware, software and highly-trained, locally-based personnel necessary to help meet those demands. By leveraging our Local Day Reporting Center Model, courts, law enforcement and community corrections agencies have access to the expertise and resources they need to effectively and efficiently manage offender populations and create the best possible outcomes for participants and the community.


Sentinel’s Local Reporting Center Model is specifically designed to assist our community corrections partners in the effective management of their offender populations. By partnering with Sentinel to open a Day Reporting Center, local law enforcement and community corrections create a single access point for state-of-the-art electronic monitoring hardware, locally-based offender case management, substance-abuse screening and monitoring, cognitive skills programming, court services and job-placement services for participants.


As a recognized leader as an OEM developer and manufacturer of monitoring technologies for more than 20 years, Sentinel offers its customers a complete array of state-of-the-art electronic monitoring hardware.


While our proprietary electronic monitoring solutions and case management software can be critical to creating positive outcomes for program participants, it is our highly-trained and locally-based case managers and program facilitators that truly differentiate Sentinel from other service providers. Each of our Day Reporting Centers is staffed by employees that are extensively trained to handle the entire spectrum of day-to-day activities associated with verifying a participant’s compliance with a given program’s specific rules and regulations. Sentinel’s services can begin when an offender is referred to a program and then include pre-enrollment, orientation/intake and on-going compliance verification all the way through the participant’s completion of their program. Ultimately, it is this rigorous oversight that creates successful outcomes for the participant and the agency.


Sentinel provides comprehensive drug testing services for participants with court-mandated regular or random drug testing. Our drug testing programs are designed to ensure participant accountability while keeping them drug-free and on the path to recovery.


Sentinel’s cognitive-based skills courses utilize Moral Reconation Therapy™ (MRT). Recognized as one of the nation’s leading anti-recidivism strategies, MRT attempts to change how offenders make decisions and judgments by raising their moral reasoning abilities. Moral Reconation Therapy is an objective treatment system designed to enhance ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth in a progressive, step-by-step fashion.


Our local presence gives Sentinel the flexibility to allow its highly-trained staff to provide a full array of court services from a Sentinel Day Reporting Center or on-site within a courthouse or municipal building. These services can include collection and distribution of fines, fees, and restitution, delivery of cognitive skills courses, as well as warrant recovery, failure to appear and time-to-pay reminder programs.


Because of our established local presence, Sentinel is uniquely positioned to provide job-placement assistance to participants through direct outreach to local, regional and state departments of labor and through direct coordination with local trade unions and employers. Sentinel staff can also provide résumé writing and interview readiness classes to assist participants in their employment efforts.

Re-Entry Programs are Important to Reducing Recidivism

In her recently published article, How Successful Re-entry into Society Helps Break the Cycle of Recidivism, Jinnie Chua, assistant editor at In Public Safety, confirms what we at Sentinel already knew to be true: Corrections agencies need to build bridges between prisoners and the community to give inmates the best chance for a successful reintegration.

For more information about any of our products or services, please contact Sentinel directly at or by calling (800) 589-6003.