Cornerstone Alternative Sentencing clients must sign a consent to release information for probation (and parole) officers when they are on formal probation; for any County or State.
We are probation approved because of our diligent respect to the Court system and informing probation departments of any problems their probationers may be having while in treatment here. Our reputation is on the line if we withhold information from probation or the Court. We DO NOT hold back ANY information - EVER!
Also, when there are any violations sent to probation, please make sure to contact me so I can make a follow up call within 24 hours.
Probation and the Court will often allow defendants to complete their jail time in Cornerstone's "Alternatve Sentencing Program" under the notion that we notify them if there are any deviations from our treatment protocol and standards.
If clients are uncomfortable or fearful of the probation/parole officers reaction to them being in a residential setting, let me know and I will help them with the initial phone call.
Dr Stephanie Herring, PhD., M.A.
Alternative Sentencing Representative
Cornerstone of Southern California