Special Supervision Treatment
Special supervision teams manage offenders with distinct needs. These include offenders with long histories of criminal behavior and/or substance abuse issues, sex offenders, mentally ill offenders, domestic violence offenders, and offenders with traffic/alcohol issues. The average active/monitored caseload for these specialized teams is 32 offenders per officer. As with the general supervision teams, this caseload ratio is well below the national average. Close to half of CSOSA's population is either assigned to a special supervision team or under intensive supervision. Smaller caseloads for these teams allows supervision staff to closely monitor these offenders, provide targeted interventions and quickly respond to non-compliant behavior.
The Special Supervision Treatment unit (Branch III) supervises offenders assigned to two specialized units, STAR HIDTA (probationers) and SAINT HIDTA (parolees). Offenders assigned to these specialized units have a history of severe drug dependency and high levels of prior criminal behavior. These offenders are assessed as being of very high risk to engage in further criminal activity.
Branch III also includes three dedicated mental health supervision teams that provide intensive case management services to offenders with diagnosed mental health conditions. These offenders require focused monitoring, including ensuring that they comply with evaluation, treatment and medication regimens as directed by an order of the Court or the paroling authority.