Jail and prison overcrowding continues to be a major problem within the state of Colorado. In response to this growing crisis, ComCor developed several alternative sentencing options designed to divert low-risk offenders from incarceration and consequently alleviate overcrowding in the jail. These programs and tracking systems accommodate the needs of the criminal justice system by providing accountability and victim protection. In addition, the programs require offenders to bear the cost of their supervision while allowing them to continue to support themselves and their families, thereby reducing the need for dependence upon other costly social service agencies. We offer structured alternatives that are more substantial than standard probation, but less costly and intrusive than jail or prison.
The following programs can be used alone, in conjunction with one another or in addition to primary supervision. ComCor provides information and support to referring agencies so that good decisions can be made regarding the type and intensity of supervision best suited for an individual offender.
Clients sentenced to ComCor’s Home Detention program are given the opportunity to live at home and to continue working while abiding by a set curfew monitored by tracking technology in the form of an ankle bracelet. During intake, the Electronic Monitoring staff meets with the client to determine that particular offender’s needs as well as the directives of the sentencing authority in order to create an individualized program plan. Offenders are closely monitored to ensure compliance with their program plan.
ComCor offers referring agencies the ability to combine any of our accountability monitoring services with drug and/or alcohol screening to create a more intensive supervision program. The combination of these two technologies provides a model of enhanced supervision for those offenders in need of increased monitoring.
BI ExacuTrack® One – With a single, ankle-mounted tracking unit, ExacuTrack One relies on available GPS data and other location monitoring technologies to accurately track an offender’s movement.
BI HomeGuard® 200 – This location monitoring system combines advanced technology with reliability and is an excellent solution for monitoring the absence or presence of an individual at a certain place during a certain time.
BI VoiceID® – With VoiceID, clients call an automated system that verifies their identity through biometric “voice print” authentication. The system then verifies that the individual is where he or she is supposed to be throughout the day.
24/7 Accountability Monitoring
Knowing that some offenders may require more intensive supervision than others, ComCor developed a 24/7 accountability monitoring program. Offenders sentenced to this program are placed on a passive GPS tracking system designed to continuously track their movements in the community. Upon intake, the Electronic Monitoring staff develops an individualized program plan for the offender that combines specific court directives with the needs of the offender.
24/7 Alcohol and Drug Monitoring
Offenders who require substance abuse monitoring can be placed on a number of different devices that offer a 24/7 alcohol and drug abuse monitoring program. This program is designed to give referring agencies the ability to monitor an offender’s drug and alcohol abuse using a low-cost, non-invasive and highly effective technology.
BI TAD ® – the newest, most flexible alcohol monitoring system available. With BI TAD, continuous alcohol monitoring and radio frequency monitoring are possible – in only one device.
BI Sobrietor® – uses sophisticated voice and alcohol detection technology to verify offenders released to community supervision are abstaining from alcohol use.
SleepTime™ – This monitor records moment-to-moment sleep patterns through the night, and detects deviations related to episodes of intoxication that occurred during the previous day. The Sleeptime bracelet essentially functions as a motion detector that records movements during sleep periods, comparing them to documented normal activity. Any inconsistency detected by the bracelet will prompt the offender’s case specialist to obtain a urine sample from the offender for drug and alcohol testing.