Unless directed otherwise, clients are required to report to the GDRC or off-site programming as specified by their weekly schedule. For new clients, weekly schedules are distributed when they sign their IPCC or on the first day of programming. Clients are to arrive on time and depart from the Center as their schedule indicates. They are required to leave the premises, including parking lot, immediately after programming has ended.
The GDRC monitors clients attendance by keeping track of their days present, days absent and the days they are late. The reason for the absences or for being late (i.e., medical appointment, no call/no show, no ride, etc.) is also tracked. This information is provided in regular progress reports to the prosecuting attorney and to the court which sentenced the client to GDRC.
The following GDRC programming and community service guidelines apply anytime clients may be absent from GDRC classes or community service:
- Clients are to contact the GDRC anytime they will be absent or late for programming, including off-site programming or for community service. Failure to call will be considered a “No Call/No Show.”
- Illness – if the illness will cause an absence or late arrival for GDRC programming or for community service, the client is required to call the GDRC at least one (1) hour before their scheduled reporting time. If their illness causes them to be unable to attend GDRC programming or community service, verification from a doctor may be required.
- Emergency – any emergency that would affect attendance for GDRC programming or community service should be reported as soon as possible. GDRC staff will verify the emergency, as appropriate.