(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentinel Offender Services LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of offender management programs and electronic monitoring services, is pleased to announce that it has teamed with the Nevada Department of Public Safety to open a new Day Reporting Center in Las Vegas. Teaming with Sentinel, the Department of Public Safety designed this new facility to offer direct assistance to participants in the Nevada probation and parole system and provide the resources needed to help participants more smoothly transition back into their community.
The new Day Reporting Center (DRC) will be staffed by professional case managers from Sentinel as well as officers from the Nevada Department of Public Safety. From the outset, DRC staff members will work directly with each participant to design and implement a plan to help them successfully meet their supervision requirements while proactively preparing them for success upon the completion of their program. “Our case managers are there to guide participants every step of the way,” said Melissa Starr, Sentinel’s Vice President of Field Operations. “They work to identify those programs offered at the DRC that will benefit the needs of the participant. In addition, they will help the participant identify and access any additional support resources they need that may be available from within the community.”
Conditions of a participant’s probation or parole term may include required participation in a number of life skills classes and programs offered at the DRC that include courses in anger management, parenting and family values, and money management among others. And, depending on a participant’s individual circumstances, they may also be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing during their parole period. The DRC allows all of this to be monitored and managed from a single location.
“For Sentinel,” said Darryl Martin, Chief Operating Officer for Sentinel, “teaming with a partner like the Nevada Department of Public Safety provided us with an opportunity to extend valuable daily support and programs to participants at the community level. Our Day Reporting Center model is specifically designed to be located within a local community and offer an array services and programs that ultimately help ensure that participants can stay on the path back to a more productive life.”
While attending the DRC, participants may also be required to attend specialized group sessions that address the often very serious issues that create a substantial disruption in a participant’s daily life. The Las Vegas DRC will offer sessions that address the emotional, substance abuse and family issues that may hinder a participant’s ability to successfully transition back into their community.
Located at 714 South Fourth Street in Las Vegas, the new DRC will serve up to 200 participants in Nevada’s parole and probation system each month.
Sentinel Offender Services, LLC has been a trusted partner of community corrections, courts and law enforcement since 1993. Sentinel has a rich history of innovation and pioneered the offender-funded monitoring model that is now used extensively throughout the United States. For more than 20 years Sentinel has focused on one goal: Reducing recidivism rates through comprehensive monitoring and effective supervision of offender populations. Sentinel’s continued growth and success can be attributed to its breadth of experience and its ability to consistently deliver world-class customer service, innovative products and programs, and creating effective solutions to meet the needs of our clients and the communities they serve.
Joe Carroll, Director of Marketing
Since 1993, Sentinel Offender Services, LLC (www.sentineladvantage.com) has provided community-based, offender management programs across North America. Sentinel customers benefit from one of the most comprehensive sets of products and services in the industry. Offerings include GPS and RF electronic monitoring equipment, alcohol and substance abuse testing, day reporting centers, domestic violence victim monitoring programs, and full-service case management. Working in partnership with law enforcement, community corrections agencies, and the court system, these solutions can help to reduce recidivism and improve offender reentry success. All stakeholders – the agencies responsible for program management, the local communities they serve, and the offenders who work diligently to reenter society as positive, law-abiding citizens – are supported. To learn more, please visit our website or YouTube.