On October 7, 2015, heralded by both the District Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office, CorrectiveSolutions kicked off the RISE program in San Bernardino, a program that will reduce San Bernardino County's misdemeanor caseload by upward of 25%. Eligible participants will be required to complete multiple conditions that may include community service, offender classes, and drug testing over the course of the 4 month program.
"It's an opportunity for the first-time offender to avoid a conviction, because there are collateral consequences associated with a criminal conviction..." -San Bernardino County Public Defender Phyllis Morris-Green.
Misdemeanor diversion has become more important than ever in California with the passing of Proposition 47 in 2014, which converted some felonies into misdemeanors and increased misdemeanor caseloads. Diversion is a useful rehabilitative alternative to time consuming and resource draining misdemeanor trials and convictions.
"We're probably one of the largest counties in the state and nation putting a program like this together...I truly believe that once we get this program in place, it will be a model for the entire state." -Mike Ramos, San Bernardino County District Attorney
CorrectiveSolutions has been chosen to be a provider of alcohol monitoring for the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Utilizing SCRAM continuous alcohol monitoring technology, CorrectiveSolutions will be the only vendor offering at-home equipment installation, troubleshooting, and removal.