Schuylkill County Restrictive Intermediate Punishment (SCRIP) is a collaborative program through the Schuylkill County Adult Probation/Parole Department (APO) and the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program. It is a middle ground between incarceration and traditional probation/parole, providing strict supervision of the participant in the community while requiring drug and alcohol treatment (as well as other possible treatment based on individual need).
A key officer from the Adult Probation/Parole Department along with a case coordinator from Drug & Alcohol work together to determine a defendant’s eligibility based on state criminal justice guidelines and state drug and alcohol placement criteria. The referral is then staffed with the SCRIP Team (members from APO and Drug & Alcohol meet monthly) to determine if the defendant will be accepted into the program. Once accepted, APO develops sentencing recommendations which are presented to the Judge during the sentencing phase of the participant’s court proceedings. The Judge is the final deciding factor in granting or denying the SCRIP Program to the participant.
defender, private attorney, probation/parole officer, prison counselor, etc.) to the SCRIP probation officer or supervisor at the Adult Probation Office;
Client Placement Criteria guidelines.
** Requirements may be added or amended at the discretion of the SCRIP Team and/or Judge.
SCRIP is a voluntary program with a concentration on treatment. All who choose to enter the program will be required to adhere strictly to all SCRIP requirements; failure to comply will result in revocation of probation and possible termination from the program.