CAB Process Walkthrough

Step 1 - The Intake Meeting

The offender must contact the CJOC to schedule an intake meeting, immediately following their court appearance.
The intake meeting is a private meeting between a CAB representative and the offender.
Prior to beginning the intake meeting, the offender provides picture identification.
The CAB process is fully explained to offenders.
Offenders provide background information, including education and employment history, skills and goals.
The offender’s board meeting is scheduled.
The intake meeting is approximately 15 minutes in length.

Step 2 - The Board Meeting

The offender appears before a group of CAB-certified community members.
A CAB meeting is a confidential exchange between the offender, victim (when applicable) and at least 3 Board members (3 members is a quorum).
The offender may bring an individual into the meeting for support.
Offenders must first admit to committing the offense and take accountability for their actions, before proceeding with the meeting.
Offenders recount the events surrounding the offense.
Offenders, in their own words, describe how their actions affected the community.
Offenders discuss their perceived role in the community.
Offenders answer questions about how crimes like this have the potential to affect the community at large.
The Board offers their perspective into how the offender’s actions may have affected the community.
The Board and offender establish a Reparative Agreement, with the purpose of repairing the harm done unto the community.
A Board meeting is approximately 1 to 2 hours in length, depending on the level of involvement and cooperation by the offender.

Step 3 - The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview serves as follow up to the initial board meeting.
The Exit Interview takes place 2 months after the initial meeting.
The offender discusses their experience with the CAB process.
The offender submits proof of completion of the tasks agreed to.
The Exit Interview is approximately ½ hour in length, depending on the level of involvement and cooperation by the offender.
If the offender complies with the Reparative Agreement and all steps in the process, a letter of successful completion is sent to the Court and the case is closed. Failure to comply with the steps, as well as an unwillingness to do so, will result in a case returned to Court on a violation of conditional discharge.