The Bureau of Programs and Quality is responsible for policy and program development, bidding and contracting, contract monitoring and data collection of the following residential community-based intermediate sanctions: long-term residential drug treatment, non-secure drug treatment, diversion centers programs, and contracted jail beds. The Bureau is also responsible for the following community-based non-residential offender programs: psychological services, education and employment programs, specialized sex offender and youthful offender programs, out-patient substance abuse programs, the pretrial intervention program, drug testing and electronic monitoring of offenders on community control (house arrest). The Bureau was recently given responsibility for certification and monitoring of batterers' intervention programs for domestic violence. The Bureau focuses on quality assurance and improvement of all the above programs and completes quarterly and annual program reports.
Accomplishments in 1995-96:
The Bureau of Programs and Quality increased by almost 60 percent (25,516 in FY 94-95 to 40,615 in FY 95-96) the number of offenders placed in intermediate facilities such as residential drug treatment programs.