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Solano County Probation awarded grant funds to supervise people convicted of DUI
October 21, 2021
SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Department of Probation received $287,125 in grant funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor individuals convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). The funding will go toward check-ins with probationers to make sure they are following court-ordered terms of their probation.
“Our monitoring program helps probationers stay on track with treatment and other court-ordered measures,” said, Christopher Hansen, Solano County Chief Probation Officer. “The goal is that with additional guidance and help, it will reduce the number of probationers who are arrested or cited again for DUI.”
The probation grant will also pay for warrant operations targeting probation violations and/or DUI suspects who do not appear in court, alcohol testing, officer training in Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and collaborating with courts and prosecutors to establish probation orders.
Prevention and treatment are valuable tools in reducing DUI recidivism rates” said Barbara Rooney, OTS Director. “Monitoring programs are intended to steer probationers in the right direction.”
The grant program runs through September 2022. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information on the Solano County Probation department visit www.SolanoCounty.com/Depts/Probation, by calling (707) 784-7600 and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SolanoProbation (@SolanoProbation).