Incentives & Sanctions


Positive reinforcement must accompany achievement of program goals and exhibited drug/alcohol free behavior. Incentives are 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.


relaxed curfew
phase progression
decreased supervision and alcohol/urine testing
gratitude journals
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).


curfew tightened-up
tether or other electronic monitoring
increased monitoring
community service
written/taped assignments
increased urine tests
return back to a previous phase
increase support
short-term jail