Probation (criminal and traffic)
Individuals determined to be guilty of either a criminal or traffic offense and
sentenced to a period of probation are placed under the supervision of the
Advocate Program. Individuals placed on probation are required to comply with
general conditions which may be attendance at one of the educational groups the
program offers, as well as any special conditions imposed by the sentencing
The Advocate Program is responsible for monitoring probationerís compliance and
notifying the sentencing Judge of any violations of probation.
The Advocate Program, Inc. incorporates a cognitive behavioral curriculum in all
of its psychoeducational groups. Correctional research is clear that the
cognitive behavioral approach, as opposed to any other methodology, has the
widest level of successful outcomes. Each participant will be given an
interactive workbook developed by the Change Companies. The US Government is
currently using similar workbooks in all of their residential programs. Groups
are available in English, Spanish and certain groups in Creole. Some groups are
available in an accelerated format.
In addition, role playing, small group discussions and problem solving exercises
are used in all of the groups. We also have an extensive supply of research
materials, handouts and video presentations.