Whenever a statute mentions probation, shock probation, conditional discharge, home incarceration, or other form of alternative to incarceration, that alternative may include a community-based, faith-based, charitable, church-sponsored, or nonprofit residential or nonresidential counseling and treatment program or drug court, and, upon petition by the defendant, the court may sentence or permit the defendant to attend that program. This program may also be used for pretrial release and pretrial diversion.
Effective: June 8, 2011

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 533.015

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 84, effective June 8, 2011. — Created 1998
Ky. Acts ch. 606, sec. 166, effective July 15, 1998.