Intensive supervision

Intensive Supervision 3



Thisis a community-based rehabilitation sentence. The community isauthorized by court if identified that intensive supervision willminimize the offender`s offenses through community rehabilitation andreconnecting back into the community. This kind of supervisionapplies to those who have in the past committed several crimes, andthere is the likelihood of re-offending other high risks(Abadinsky, 2012).Another group is of those who have been accused and caught underserious offenses against humanity or in need of severe rehabilitativedemand. is only awarded by a judge afterconsideration of the initial sentence report and probation officer`srecommendations after assessing the offender’s rehabilitationsdemands and risks. always takes six to twoyears after which results and outcome are expected to be positive.

Thiskind of supervision works through the involvement of special programsfor offenders taking place within a time span of two years.Individuals put under intensive supervision may be required to reportto a probation officer frequently and follow the stipulated standardsand special conditions (Abadinsky,2012).On visiting the probation officer, they are to give an account ofthat which is needed from them and the conditions of the sentencenotwithstanding the much time they are supposed to report. Offenderswho fail to adhere to the rules (non-compliant) will be treatedseriously under harsh environment, for example being served withinternal sanctions, imprisonment, further conviction or a request bythe officers to the court to rubbish the sentence, and morerestrictive sentence put in place.

Theresearch discovered concerning intensive supervision, is the factthat face to face contacts between the offender and the officer issuch a platform that provides sanctions that are way beyondtraditional probation (Drakeet al.,2009).


Abadinsky,H. (2012). Probationand parole: Theory and practice (11th Ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Drake,E. K., Aos, S., &amp Miller, M. G. (2009). Evidence-basedpublic policy options to reduce crime and criminal justice costs:Implications in Washington State. Victims and Offenders,4, 170−196.