The objective of the Department of Alternative Sentencing is to promote public safety, provide services to the Nevada judicial system, and service the local community by assisting in the fair administration of justice through the supervision of criminal offenders and pretrial diversion.
One of the Department of Alternate Sentencing’s duties is to supervise these probationers and supervised releasees. As such, they must know of the activities and conduct of their charges at all times.
As another duty, they are to not only describe to the offenders the terms and conditions of their residential confinement, suspended sentence, or pretrial or presentence release that the court has imposed upon them, but the Department must provide the offenders with a written statement describing such. These terms and conditions might include (as circumstances warrant):
The Department is not there to harass the offender, however. They have the duty of using all reasonable methods available to them to help the supervised releasees and probationers under their supervision in any way they can to help them improve their conduct and comply with their conditions.
The last duties of the Department as established in Statute 211A.090 are (1) to collect any money from the probationers and supervised releasees that they are to pay as a condition of their suspended sentence, residential confinement, or pretrial or presentence release and disburse it to the proper places. (2) They are also to be careful to work with any other government agency involved with the probationer or supervised releasee –whether they are involved in the case or with the offender themselves.
The Chief of the Department of Alternate Sentencing is in the unclassified service of the country. As such, there are specific qualifications he is required to meet. He must:
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Arresting a Supervised Releasee or Probationer
If the chief or assistant has probable cause to believe the supervised releasee or probationer have violated a condition of his suspended sentence, pretrial or presentence release, or residential confinement, they can arrest him or otherwise have him arrested without a warrant.
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After the supervised releasee or probationer has been arrested, the arresting officer will immediately notify the court that the arrest has taken place. A written report will then be sent to the court explaining what condition the offender violated and how.
If the chief, his assistant, or another office find no the supervised releasee or probationer innocent, they can release him without need for further proceedings.
Violation of Conditions
If the supervised releasee or probationer is found guilty by the courts of violating a condition of his suspended sentence or pretrial or presentence release, disciplinary actions may follow.
If a Probationer Violates a Condition
The court may:
If a Supervised Releasee Violates a Condition
The court may:
The supervised releasee or probationer will have a chance to be heard in the courtroom before any of these decisions will be enacted.
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