When the troubled probation program provider, Corrective Behavior Institute, closed down last year – 18 months after VOSD ran an investigation detailing its problems – a similar-sounding nonprofit quickly popped up in its place to continue offering court-ordered classes for juveniles and adults.
The Corrective Behavior Institute lost its right to operate as a business and a steady stream of referrals from the justice system. When it was shuttered, it left thousands of dollars of unpaid tax bills and a lawsuit claiming its mismanagement once caused a woman to be mistakenly jailed.
Lisa Halverstadt looks into the organization’s homologous replacement and finds that while it hasn’t solicited the same type of complaints as its predecessor, it is already making some missteps and mistakes.
The story sheds light on the imperfect system of screening and monitoring local probation program providers.