Intermediate Punishment is a sentencing alternative. The requirements and eligibility criteria of the program are delineated in the Chester County Intermediate Punishment Plan as approved by the Chester County Prison Board. Persons must file an I.P.P. application with the Adult Probation and Parole Department at least 30 days prior to sentencing. The typical elements of an IPP disposition include a flat period of incarceration, fines and costs, electronic monitoring, intensive probation supervision, community service, and drug and alcohol treatment.
In 2012, Chester County was awarded grant funding through the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency to support the existing County Intermediate Punishment program and to expand the target population to include non-DUI charged, Level 3 & 4 offenders (Expanded IP Program).
Applications may be mailed, faxed or delivered in person. The Criminal Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause must be submitted with the application.
Expanded IP elements include supervision based on risk of re-offending with targeted interventions based on identified offender needs, random drug and alcohol testing, cognitive behavioral programming and a swift intervention program to address non-compliance.
For any questions regarding either program, please contact Tom Bayer in Adult Probation at 610-344-6318