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Boot Camp

The Southampton Intensive Treatment Center (Boot Camp) facility was established in 1990 by the General Assembly under §53.1-67-1. Code of Virginia.

Although the Southampton Intensive Treatment Center Boot Camp was closed on May 3, 2002, due to cutbacks in budget, program information is provided below

Program Overview
A disciplined 17-week “boot camp” setting with military style training, drill and ceremony. Program includes short haircuts, no smoking, no speaking without permission, limited telephone privileges. Probates participate in physical fitness training, work ethic development and community service projects. They attend GED/ABE classes, vocation and job skills development, like skills and substance abuse education courses. Probation Officers assigned to SITC provide probates with counseling and transitional planning services.

In January 1998, the program was expanded to four (4) months to be consistent with Diversion and Detention Center programs and to enhance transitional success.

Nonviolent offense as defined in §19.2-316.1, Code of Virginia or deemed nonviolent by the Court: up to 24 years old at time of conviction (no minimum age, but tried and convicted as an adult) no more than 1 prior incarceration on one sentencing event and cannot have been classified as a state-responsible inmate; mentally and physically capable of program participation; a voluntary program. Mandatory 1 year of probation supervision upon release including initial intensive supervision.