While in the program, participants must perform community service work: forty hours per week for participants who are not employed, twelve hours per week for those who are. If unemployed, a participant must demonstrate continued efforts to find a job. All participants must attend mandatory Life Skills and / or Substance Abuse classes each week. Frequent random drug and / or alcohol testing is performed on every participant. All participants must remain drug-free and alcohol-free, and must not accrue any additional convictions during their period of assignment to the program.
The Day Report program offers the offender an opportunity to reintegrate into society and to become a productive member of the community. Through intense supervision, personal guidance, and meaningful work, the program encourages offenders to avoid the activities and situations that have proven so destructive and costly to themselves and to the community in the past.
Grayson County tax dollars must pay for each day of incarceration for every offender from our county who is serving a sentence at the New River Valley Regional Jail. The cost is substantial, and is on the rise. Thus, significant savings to the taxpayers can be realized by diverting offenders to the Day Report program whenever feasible. All participants must pay monthly participation fees to the county, and must pay for their own drug screens. These fees help to defray program operating costs, and constitute a further incentive for participants to become and remain employed. At the same time, the program provides a pool of community service workers to the county at no additional cost to the taxpayer.