Community Corrections Program

Intermediate Sanction Levels

Intermediate Sanction Levels are adopted from the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission’s Report to the General Court, April 10, 1996, “The commission… adopted the notion of a continuum of four levels of intermediate sanctions, based on the constraints on personal liberty associated with the sanction…”

Intermediate Sanction Level III and IV are indicated for those offenders who posses a serious criminal history and are chronic substance abusers. In addition, this group may be underemployed or unemployed. Finally, this sanction is reserved for those whom hold a strong potential for eventual incarceration or have served a term of incarceration and are returning to the community.

Intermediate Sanction Level IV is the most intense level of community based, criminal justice supervision.
Sanctions and services required at this level of supervision represent a twenty-four hour restriction upon the liberty of the offender. Level IV participants are:

  • required to report to the community corrections center for four to six hours per day, six days per week
  • Monitored twenty-four hours per day via electronic device
  • Required to submit to the highest category of random drug and alcohol testing
  • Required to attend two (2) four-hour community service shifts per week

 

Intermediate Sanction Level III is an intense level of community-based, criminal justice supervision.
Sanctions and services required at this level of supervision represent a daily imposition upon the liberty of the offender. Level III participants are:

  • Required to report to the community corrections center for one to four hours per day, three to five days per week
  • May be monitored via electronic device
  • Required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing
  • Required to attend one (1) four-hour community service shift per week

 

Intermediate Sanction Level II applies to offenders placed on standard probation supervision.
Probationers may be ordered to complete community service, drug-testing, electronic monitoring or other community based sanction. Level II offenders may report to community corrections centers for specific sanctions, if available, but do not report to community corrections centers for programming.