Location: RM 271
Probation Early Termination and Presentence Process
SENTENCING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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10:20 AM -- Probation Early Termination and Presentence Investigation Process
Mr. Mike Garcia, Director of Probation Services for the Judicial Branch, explained to the committee the early termination process for parole. He also provided an overview of the presentence investigation process. Mr. Garcia was joined by Mr. Terry Scanlon, Legislative Liaison for the Judicial Department. Mr. Garcia provided an overview of probation, and discussed the number of probation early terminations. He responded to questions concerning the success rate of Colorado's probation program and management of probationers by private entities.
Mr. Garcia continued his presentation on early termination from parole. He provided information on early termination policies in other states, and the procedure for early termination in Colorado. Mr. Garcia responded to questions concerning early termination of those who are supervised by a private probation supervision provider.
Mr. Garcia presented to the committee on presentence investigation (PSI). He explained the types of cases for which PSIs are performed, and provided data on the number of PSIs performed. Mr. Garcia explained the components of PSIs, and responded to questions about the information included in a PSI report. Mr. Garcia, in response to a question, discussed the people interviewed when preparing a PSI, and provided information on the time it takes to prepare PSI reports. He also responded to a question concerning evaluations and recommendations related to restorative justice.