MONITORING CLIENTS! *NOTE* IF YOUR REGULAR CHECK-IN DATE IS THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, BECAUSE OF THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY, YOUR CHECK-IN FOR JULY 2023 IS FRIDAY 7/7/23, AT YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIME.
Choices is pleased to introduce Brian Foxworthy, LAC as our new Diversion/Probation Monitor. Brian has worked with Choices for several years in another capacity, and is now stepping into the Monitor role as Jevon Sills, the previous Monitor, takes on other obligations at Choices. All emails, check-in dates, and expectations for all monitoring clients remain unchanged. Welcome, Brian!
COVID-19 testing and UAs: *If you have been in the near proximity of someone positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to obtain lab testing as soon as possible. However, simply telling your monitor you have been exposed will not excuse you from a requested UA. If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, but not been tested at a lab/clinic/pharmacy, take all feasible precautions to avoid a potential spread of COVID as you submit to the UA request. *Please note; "at home" test results will not be accepted as valid documentation. You will need a confirmed lab-run test with your name and date of testing (indicating either you are awaiting pending results, or have tested positive) for you to be excused from a UA request. *If you have tested positive for COVID via a lab/clinic/pharmacy setting, or if you are currently awaiting COVID testing results from a recent testing, please email documentation (paperwork you received from the testing site) to email@example.com. You will then need to follow-up your email with a call to your monitor, Brian Foxworthy, at 913-390-0100, for confirmation as to whether or not you are excused from a requested drug/alcohol UA.
Policy Regarding Missed Appointments and Makeup Appointments (Updated 4/1/2021)
Consider your scheduled monthly monitoring appointments as pre-standing obligations. Each client is expected to call Choices to check in on the date and time set up during the first orientation meeting at the beginning of the supervision period. This meeting time remains the same throughout the course of supervision.
** Choices will make exceptions on an as-needed basis for documented emergencies ** What is NOT an emergency: Oversleeping Forgetting Unexpected work hours Broken/missing cell phone Preferring another date or time Travel/transportation issues Other appointments elsewhere (unless relevant to an emergency situation)
If you miss a meeting for a non-emergency: You will still be expected to call and schedule a makeup meeting according to the monitor’s availability. A makeup meeting does not negate the initial missed appointment that should have taken place. Each client is allowed TWO missed/rescheduled meetings over the course of their supervision period. Missed meetings without a makeup meeting will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. A THIRD missed appointment, regardless of past makeup meetings will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. Each client must return to the normal, scheduled appointment times after a missed appointment, even if the makeup appointment is very close to the regular appointment on the calendar. **These rules are retro-active- if you already have two missed/rescheduled meetings, you are not allowed further exceptions.**
If you find that the date and time of your monitoring check in no longer works, you will need to work with the Choices team to lock in a new check in timeslot based on the monitor’s current availability. This new date/time will replace the original for the remainder of your supervision period, and will not be changed again without very specific reasoning as to why it must be moved a third time, and it cannot be changed again beyond that point.
Monitoring clients should use; firstname.lastname@example.org
**SEE THE VICTIM IMPACT PANEL TAB ON THIS SITE FOR INFORMATION ON THAT PROGRAM***