October 2015- Wabash County Community Foundation Grant
The Wabash County Probation Department recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Wabash County in the amount of $10,000.
The grant monies will be used for the Wabash County Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program and to purchase intervention materials for probation officers and community corrections officers. MRT is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the form of group and individual counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments.
Wabash County Probation works hard to address all of the needs of our adult and juvenile population. All with the goal of improving their lives as well as the health and well-being of our entire community. According to Sarah Lochner, Chief Probation Officer, the grant money will be used solely within the confines of Wabash County to allow the probation officers to provide people either on probation, serving a sentence in community corrections or transitioning home from prison with essential life skills to get their lives on the right track. “Without the generous support of the Community Foundation, programs like this would not be possible. Because of their generosity, Wabash County Probation is able to provide hope and a better approach to life for the people we serve. All of Wabash County benefits from programming such as this.”
The Community Foundation Grant was prepared by Wabash County Alcohol and Drug Court Program Director Brian Bassett, after learning about the Community Foundation’s efforts utilize the “Good Deeds Grant Funding” to address substance abuse, addiction, and mental health needs within Wabash County.
October 2015- Indiana Justice Reinvestment Council Grant Recommendations:
The Wabash County Probation Department was awarded $228,800.00 in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Correction to add three new positions to support the consolidation of the Wabash County Community Corrections Program and the Wabash County Probation Department, as well as, to support the implementation of a Re-Entry Court. The Wabash County Re-Entry Court will be an Indiana Judicial Center certified Problem Solving Court and will address the needs of high to moderate risk offenders returning the community following a term of incarceration.
Top grant recipients in the State included: Marion County 1.1 million for work release and home detention programs, Wabash County $228,800.00 for expansion of probation services and Re-Entry Court program, St Joseph County $189,000.00 for expansion of work release and educational services, Allen County $184,400.00 for expansion of home detention programming and probation services, Lawrence County $180,500.00 for the continuation of problem solving courts; domestic violence and alcohol and drug courts, Grant County- $171,500.00 for expansion of probation services, and Lake County $159,500.00 for expansion of work release program.
"Wabash County hopes to create a true consolidated Judicial system with Wabash County Court Services- our hope is to become a leader in corrections and solidify our status as an evidence based agency, focused on public safety, rehabilitation, and sustained change for our participants. We want to be a part of keeping the community safe, helping people find success, and building healthy families within Wabash County and the State of Indiana."
DRUG SCREEN TESTING HOURS:
8:00 am-11:00 am
1:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Urine Drug Screens- $15.00
Oral Drug Screens-$25.00
DRUG SCREEN REQUIREMENT STATUS CALL-IN DIRECTIONS:
Please note each probationer will be directed by their individual officer of their responsibility to utilize the Sentry System Call-in Feature. Each individual probationer has specific Identification Number (IVR number) to inform the Sentry System of who they are.
I am aware that I am responsible for calling between the hours of 1:00 AM and 9:59 AM (Closes at 10:00 AM) to see if I test Monday-Sunday.
Although I may call in to see if I can test between the stated hours above, I must report to test at Wabash County Probation during the hours they are open for testing. Failure to do so could lead to a sanction/revocation.
Wabash County Probation Department Testing Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
UA Call Line Phone Number
The phone number that I am responsible for calling is:
I understand that I am not allowed to “make-up” a test if I fail to test the day I am required to. Failure to submit on the day I am required to could lead to a sanction/revocation.
Please realize that everyone that tests calls the number listed above, if you fail to get through the first time continue to call until you get through.
Details for the UA Call line:
When calling the UA call line phone number you will receive the following prompt (during the times stated above)
You have reached the drug testing notification system.
Press 1 for English
Press 2 for Spanish
Once the appropriate selection has been made, You will receive the following prompt:
Please enter your client ID number:
Once the ID has been entered you will receive the following prompt:
Does your last name begin with XXX?
If yes press 1. If no, press 2. (if you press 2 you will be looped back to please enter your client ID number)
If the correct ID is used and the last name is also correct you will hear one of the following options:
You are required to test today
Do Not Test Today (it will repeat this three times)
If the caller receives the following prompt they have called too early:
You have called the drug testing notification system too early, please call back
If the caller receives the following prompt they have called too late:
You have called the drug testing notification system too late, please call back.
CHECK DRUG SCREEN REQUIREMENT STATUS ON-LINE:
Go to mycallin.com in your browser. (Please note that the same time frame of 1:00 am-9:59 am applies to on-line check-in):
1. Please enter the phone number 866-205-5835, including the area code.
2. Please enter your Last name in the next field, and your unique identification number in the “ID Number” field.
3. After filling out the form, please hit “Next”.
4. Please confirm that your information has displayed properly on the next page using the buttons at the bottom of the page. Ifyour information is not displayed, please hit the red button to have another chance to check in.
The final page will display whether or not you are required to test that day.
WABASH COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT NEWS:
March 13, 2015
Wabash County Probation Department Announces Credit & Debit Card Payment Options for Probation
Beginning March 13, 2015, consumers who wish to make payments to the Wabash County Probation Department may do so using GovPayNet®. GovPayNet accepts the major credit, debit and prepaid debit card brands for payment 24/7 on-site, online (www.GovPayNow.com) or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5). Cardholders can make payments on their own behalf or on behalf of friends or family. They need only have some basic information about the Defendant, including Cause Number, Date of Birth and Address, information that the Wabash County Probation Department can provide prior to the cardholder contacting GovPayNet. For added convenience, GovPayNet’s dedicated, bilingual Criminal Justice Payment Specialists are available around the clock for cardholder assistance.
Cardholders pay a service fee at the time of their transaction. There are no charges to the Wabash County Probation Department for participation in the GovPayNet service.
GovPayNet accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®.
GovPayNet, based in Indianapolis, is a category leader in processing bail and bail-related payments by card to Courts and incarcerating agencies. More than 500 corrections systems nationally rely on GovPayNet to process bail and other criminal justice payments, which account for the majority of the nearly $200 million in payments the company handles annually for government agencies.
“Making GovPayNet’s services available is an excellent opportunity for the Wabash County Probation Department to be at the forefront in offering a convenient, flexible way to pay government obligations and improve probation supervision services,” noted Sarah Lochner, Wabash County Chief Probation Officer.