Intensive Probation Supervision is a highly structured prison diversion program designed for high-risk adult felony individuals sentenced to probation, which emphasizes the payment of restitution. Justice-involved individuals are screened for IPS when ordered by the Court or upon recommendation from a probation officer based on the individual's criminogenic needs or risk to the community, which justifies an increase in supervision.
While on IPS, the justice-involved individual is required to comply with house arrest at all times, except for work, job searching, community work service, and attending treatment. The justice-involved individual must report weekly to their probation officer and fill out a schedule of their approved activities for the week. The IPS probation officer makes several contacts outside of the office with the individual per week, as well as regular contact with employers, treatment providers, and family members to monitor the individual's progress.
The justice-involved individual is also expected to complete a set number of community work service hours per week, attend treatment or counseling, and pay restitution and court fines.
The IPS program consists of four levels, each lasting approximately twelve weeks or less. There is a fifth level, which is reserved for individuals participating in long-term residential treatment. Those who comply fully with the terms of their probation may expect to be in the program for one year or less, depending on their individual needs. Those that are not successful may remain at each level longer, and if they remain non-compliant, then they may be returned to the court for further proceedings.
Mohave County's Intensive Probation program reflects an Evidence-Based approach to high-risk individual supervision and implements a "best practices" supervision model designed to protect the community and increase positive behavioral changes in those individuals involved with the justice system.
Intensive Probation Conditions
When sentenced to IPS, the justice-involved individual is given the following conditions in addition to the Uniform Conditions of Probation.
1. Remain at your place of residence at all times except to go to work, attend school, perform community service, or as specifically allowed in each instance by the APD.
2. Abide by and comply with any written directive of the APD to enforce compliance with IPS program rules and regulations.
If you have any questions regarding IPS, please feel free to contact the Probation Department at (928) 753-0741 and ask for an IPS officer.