MD to try day reporting centers as jail alternative

As an alternative to incarceration, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced $540,000 for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to begin a pilot of the state’s first adult day reporting option. It will be offered to nonviolent offenders with substance use disorders, and it will offer treatment including therapy, life skills and education.

Hogan said in a statement:

“This pilot program is another step to provide those suffering with addiction with the effective treatment before, during, and after incarceration – with the ultimate goal of helping them become productive members of society and keeping our neighborhoods safe.”

People will be expected to take part in the day reporting center program for at least 92 days within a six-month period, according to the statement.

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