• Nevada DPS Parole and Probation Division Opens Day Reporting Center in Reno

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    February 12, 2018


    Nevada DPS Parole and Probation Division Opens Day Reporting Center in Reno

    Reno, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Public Safety Division of Parole and Probation, in partnership with SENTINEL, opens the Reno Day Reporting Center (DRC) on Monday, February 12, 2018. The DRC is a program offered by the State of Nevada that will give offenders on parole and probation access to life-changing skills and counseling services and will be utilized as an intermediate sanction in lieu of incarceration. Similar programs in the State of Utah, Kern County, California and Yolo County, California have proven results to reduce recidivism by taking a proactive approach to addressing criminogenic needs of an offender population. The Division opened the State's first DRC in Las Vegas in October of 2017. Approximately 19,500 offenders are supervised by the Parole and Probation Division throughout Nevada, with about 2,000 of those offenders residing in the Reno area. When fully operational, the DRC will assist with 50 participants who will be identified as individuals who would positively benefit from additional supervision, counseling and training services to be successful on their parole or probation term. The program is a significant advantage to participants who may not be able to afford these types of services. Counseling and training services to help participants manage underlying criminogenic risks and reduce future criminal behavior include addressing antisocial attitudes, problem-solving and social skills, anger management, substance abuse, parenting and family values, employment preparedness, General Education Development (GED) preparation classes, and Veteran’s Administration assistance. "By taking a proactive and innovative approach to solutions addressing reintegration challenges, the DRC program should help to reduce recidivism and provide participants with an opportunity to become productive citizens within our community," said Parole and Probation Division Chief Natalie Wood. "This will benefit the Division, our law enforcement partners, our judicial partners, and our community." For information about the DRC, contact Kim Y. Smith, Public Information Officer, DPS Director's Office ky.smith@dps.state.nv.us ###