Terms and Conditions for the Program
The child must
- Report to the probation officer eight times each month until or unless directed differently.
- Obey all city, county, state, and federal laws and ordinances.
- Obey his or her parents or legal guardian.
- Attend school regularly, obey school rules and regulations, and not leave the school campus without the permission of school officials or the probation officer.
- Not use, possess, or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal or intoxicating substance, or possesses any associated paraphernalia.
- Not contact or associate with members of the criminal gang which he had previously been part of.
- Not be a member or associate with any known members of any criminal street gang.
- Participate in individual, group or family counseling, as directed by the probation officer.
- Submit to a chemical testing in the form of, but not limited to blood, breath, urine, or saliva on the direction of the probation officer or a peace officer.
- Consent to the search of his or her person, vehicle or place of residence at any time, day or night, with or without a search warrant and without probable or reasonable cause, on the direction of the probation officer or a peace officer.
- Perform twenty hours of community service and provide proof of completion by 30th April 2014.
- Be at his or her place of residence between the hours of 9.00p.m and 5.00a.m unless with a parent or guardian or with the prior permission of the probation officer.
- Report any expenditure he incurs that exceeds $ 50 to the probation officer.
- Keep off establishments that sell alcoholic beverages or any other intoxicating substance.
- Report to the school authorities or probation officer whenever any of his former gang members approaches him to rejoin the gang.
Justification for the Special Conditions
Jimmy Richardson, the subject of the probation agreement is a fifteen year old Centervale High School freshman with no past criminal history. The probation agreement arose from an incident where Richardson and a friend were caught stealing $ 150 from a local gas station. Both of them smelled of alcohol at the time of the arrest. The local police believe that Richardson is involved in a gang and that he used drugs at school. Richardson blames his predicament on depression arising from the impending divorce of his parents.
The special conditions in Richardson’s Probation Agreement are meant to ensure that he gains some sense of responsibility and learns to become accountable for his actions. They are also meant to rehabilitate him by enabling to appreciate the fact that two wrongs do not make a right. The twenty hours community service requirement is meant to occupy him during his free time. The requirement for him to report any expenditure he incurs above $50 is meant to keep a check on the sources of his money as well as the things he spends it on. Richardson will also be required to be at home between 9.00pm and 5.00a.m. This is meant to keep him off criminal activities as most of these activities take place at night. The requirement to report whenever he is approached by members of any gang is meant to help him keep off these gangs and also possibly lead to the arrest of members of this gang so as to prevent them from luring other youth into crime as well as alcohol and substance abuse.
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