As discussed in last week’s article, in order to avoid the consequences of violating Colorado probation, it is necessary to understand the system. It is not the basic principles of Colorado probation that would cause the most confusion for offenders, however, but the specific rules for the particular types of Colorado probation.
There are multiple probation programs in Colorado, some much more intensive than others in their required conditions. In addition to regular adult/juvenile probation, there are various intensive offender programs for high-risk offenders that meet certain criteria. The intensive programs provide specialized assessments, electronic monitoring, educational assessments, offense-specific treatment, literacy and employment programs, and cognitive training. Daily contact with the offender, curfews, home visits, and increased levels of drug testing are common conditions for these intensive programs: