Positive reinforcement must accompany the achievement of program goals and exhibited drug/alcohol-free behavior. Incentives are an immediate acknowledgment that goals are being accomplished. Incentives are offered as a tangible way to acknowledge a client reaching a sobriety milestone, progression to a new phase, or other times when their progress should be lauded.
decreased supervision and alcohol/urine testing
go first at hearings
less time in program
praise from bench
Participants will be held accountable with Sobriety Court requirements. Graduated/progressive sanctions demonstrate immediate and swift consequences to negative or inappropriate behavior. Sanctions are levied to help shape future behavior and encourage compliance. Sanctions are discussed as a team and may be done formally (in front of the Judge as a Probation Violation) or informally (Probation amendment/verbally told).