Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) is the most structured type of court-ordered probation possible. It is used for the habitual offender, who has not responded to traditional supervision. The intent of the program is to interrupt the client's pattern of inappropriate and/or criminal behavior.
The client must request "out time" to go anywhere and will never know when an ISP officer will be checking on them. During the four-phase program, the client is seen face-to-face by a probation officer two times per week and a surveillance officer also. The ISP unit consists of unit supervisor, two certified probation officers, and two surveillance officers. An officer's average caseload is 15 clients.