Placer County Probation Department’s Alternative Sentencing Program

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today dealt with two items related to the County’s alternative sentencing programs. The first was a report on the programs from Chief Probation Officer Stephen G. Pecor. In the second item, the Board approved a cooperative agreement for electronic monitoring equipment used in the programs.

Pecor reported to the Supervisors that in 2010, an average of 170 offenders per month were diverted into alternative sentencing electronic monitoring programs where they can maintain work and family commitments and the County can reduce the costs of incarceration.