BSO News: FLORIDA CORRECTIONS ACCREDITATION COMMISSION TO REMOTELY ASSESS BSO’S PRETRIAL SERVICES AND PROBATION DIVISION

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A team of assessors from the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) will remotely assess the Broward Sheriff’s Office Pretrial Services and Probation Division for reaccreditation on July 28-29, 2020. The team will examine BSO’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The division has to comply with approximately 77 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are related to organization and management, reporting, release and supervision and general safety issues. A copy of the standards is available through BSO’s Public Information Office.
The assessment team will review written materials, interview individuals and virtually visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of BSO’s Pretrial Services and Probation Division, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.