(a) The department shall by rule and regulation establish, maintain and implement
an incentives and sanctions system to utilize as responses to positive and negative
behavior by probationers, parolees and conditional releasees under the department's
supervision. The system shall provide for graduated responses to compliance violations and other
violations of supervision conditions in a swift, certain and proportional manner and
shall include guidance and procedures to determine when and how to:
(i) Request a warrant;
(ii) Initiate and conduct any hearing required under W.S. 7-13-1803; and
(iii) Seek departmental approval to use custodial sanctions.
(b) To implement and continuously improve the incentives and sanctions system, the
(i) Provide information and training on the system to probation and parole agents
and supervisors and to members and staff of the state board of parole;
(ii) Offer information and training on the system to the Wyoming supreme court, district
court judges, circuit court judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, law enforcement
officers, corrections and detention officers, contracted service providers and other
(iii) Review the system at least one (1) time every five (5) years to ensure that
the system adheres to evidence-based practices and that the use of incentives and
sanctions by probation and parole agents is consistent throughout the state;
(iv) Ensure that the responses, guidance and procedures established in the system
consider community safety and the needs of the victim and offender;
(v) Collect data relating to placement decisions determined by using the system;
(vi) Aggregate collected data and submit a report by September 1 of each year to the
joint judiciary interim committee.
(c) As used in this article:
(i) “Cognitive-behavioral programming” means programming or therapy that utilize cognitive-behavioral and social learning
theories to target a person's dysfunctional beliefs, thoughts and patterns of behavior
that contribute or lead to criminal behaviors;
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