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Solano Probation department awarded grant to supervise people with multiple DUI convictions
November 3, 2022
SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Probation Department received funds for an intensive probation supervision program for high-risk DUI offenders with multiple DUI convictions.
The $292,506 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will go toward check-ins with probationers to make sure they are following court-ordered terms of their probation and prevent probationers from re-offending.
“This grant provides critical resources and services to individuals that will assist them in getting back on track and reduce the number of alcohol and drug-involved traffic crashes,” said Christopher Hansen, Chief Probation Officer, Solano County Probation Department. “Funding from the OTS is critical for effective supervision, accountability, and rehabilitation. Without the funding, supervision services for high-risk DUI clients would be adversely impacted.”
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), distribution of DUI “Be On the Lookout” (BOLO) alerts, and collaborating with courts and prosecutors to establish probation orders.
“The safety of our communities is a top priority and intensive supervision programs hold DUI offenders accountable for their actions,” said Barbara Rooney, Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Director. “This concerted effort improves the safety of our roadways by addressing the devastating impacts impaired driving has on our communities.”
The grant program runs through September 2023. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California OTS, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.