A client is referred to SAP by the court, if commuity service is deemed appropriate. A client or an attorney can request community service as an alternative sentence. In some cases, minors can be referred by the probation or police department.
Upon referral to SAP, a caseworker will interview, screen and assess the needs of the client. The caseworker gives special consideration, whenever possible, to the client’s skills, interests, personal needs, employment and available transportation, when making a placement. When an appropriate placement has been determined, periodic updates are done to monitor progress. Once a client has either successfully completed or failed the assignment, a report is sent to the court, probation department or other referral source.