Malta man a candidate for new DeKalb County (Illinois) probation program
The DeKalb County program, which doesn’t have any participants yet, will offer much more immediate consequences for probation violations, and if the offender fesses up, the penalties are lighter. The consequences range from being forced to sit in court for six hours without a cellphone to 96 hours of confinement, according to the pilot program’s coordinator, Peggy Carey.
The program also will offer incentives for good behavior. All parties involved with the DeKalb County court process – court services, the state’s attorney’s office, the judges and the public defender’s office – contributed in the program’s design.