The Department of Public Safety is opening two new Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) centers to house and provide intensive behavior modification programs for those who have violated probation. These new CRV centers in Burke and Robeson counties are recently closed state prisons which have been repurposed to incarcerate probation violators for 90-day periods of confinement in response to technical violations of probation, parole or post-release supervision as provided in the Justice Reinvestment Act of 2011.
The facilities will utilize dormitory style housing similar to a minimum-security prison and will offer intensive programming designed to modify behavior of probation violators. Probation officers and case managers will work closely with offenders as they progress through treatment and programming including cognitive behavioral therapy, substance abuse interventions, employment readiness and life skills training.
Under the Justice Reinvestment Act, violations of probation that involve committing new crimes or absconding can still result in revocation of probation and activation of the suspended prison sentence. Technical violators, including those who miss appointments, curfews or fail drug tests, can serve two 90-day CRV periods before they face probation revocation and return to prison.