Point & Level System

System Scoring
Your privileges and out of room time during your stay in detention will be determined by your behavior. The better your behavior, the more points you earn, the higher your level, the more recreation and out of room time you will be allowed. You will be graded, or awarded points, each day in the following areas: (See the general rules concerning arguing with staff about points awarded.)


Minor Violation Below Average Average Above Average
Evening Recreation Behavior -1 1 2 3
Evening In-Room Behavior -1 1 2 3
Night General Behavior
(Midnight to 6 a.m.)
-1 1 2 3
Wake-Up/Room Cleaning -1 1 2 3
Day General Behavior -1 1 2 3
Morning School -1 1 2 3
Afternoon School -1 1 2 3

Daily points are tallied each day at 11:30 p.m. You will be advised of your daily point average score the next day. Staff arrives at this score by adding all of your daily scores together and then dividing the total points by the number of sessions in which you were able to participate. Thus, you will not be penalized for such things as going to Court and thereby missing the morning school session or because your PO or attorney talked to you all afternoon and you missed the afternoon school session.

Your daily point score will determine how rapidly you rise through the detention level system. There are four levels and privileges increase the higher the level. You must serve at least 24 hours at each level you achieve. Once you reach level IV you can remain there until the end of your stay if you earn enough points. Everyone starts at level I.

Scores

  • An average daily point score of 2.6 - 3.0 will advance your level two levels or will maintain you at level IV. Level IV residents will be allowed to have popcorn or other snack during the "Level IV Only" evening recreation time.
  • An average daily score of 2.0 - 2.5 will advance your level one level at a time to level III.
  • A 2.0 to 2.5 score will not raise your level to level IV nor will it maintain your level at level IV.
  • An average daily score of 1.4 - 1.9 will reduce your level one level or will maintain you at level I.
  • An average daily score of 1.3 or below will reduce your level two levels if you are level III or IV, will reduce a level II to a level I and will maintain a level I at level I.
Any regular pattern of daily scores below 2.0 may result in your being placed on the alternative level system. The alternative level system allows you to work your way up the level system but requires 48 hours at each level.

Violations
Any regular pattern of minor violations can result in your being placed on the Security Risk Level System. The security risk level system allows you to rise through the level system but requires a written request by you and approval of the detention supervisor for each level of advancement.
First time major violations will result in immediate reduction in level to level I. Subsequent (2nd, 3d, 4th etc.) major violations will result in immediate reduction to level I and could result in alternative or security level status.

Security risk violations will result in immediate assignment to security risk status. When privileges are restored, the Detention Supervisor may place the resident on the Security Risk Level System.

Privileges Per Level
An overview of the privileges allowed at each level is as follows:
  • Level I: Allows for one hour of out of room time per day. Everyone admitted to detention will spend at least their first 24 hours at level I. The one hour out of room time will be allowed as long as the resident is not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and is not hostile or disruptive in any way. In order to qualify for out of room time a level I resident must have served at least eight hours and must have earned a 2 or a 3 for the 8 hour period prior to the out of room privilege. Phone calls and visitations are allowed only under certain conditions (see visitation and phone call rules section for specific conditions).
  • Level II: Allows for school and 2.25 hours of recreation/program time. On Sundays, Mondays and holidays level II allows 2.25 hours of recreation/program out of room time. Level IIs are also eligible for room winner out-or-room time.
  • Level III: Allows for school, out of room meals plus 3.25 hours of recreation/program time. On Sundays, Mondays and holidays level III allows for 4.25 hours of recreation/program out of room time. Level IIIs are eligible for room winner out of room time.
  • Level IV: Allow for school, out of room meals plus 6 hours of recreation/program time. On Sundays, Mondays and holidays level IV allows for 7.75 hours of recreation/program out of room time. Level IVs are eligible for room winner out of room time.
In Room privileges at all levels consist of 2 books, playing cards and puzzles. A religious text such as the Bible is allowed in addition to the 2 books.

Earning an Above Average Score
  • Displays a positive attitude
  • Follows all rules with no reminders or warnings
  • Is a room winner
  • Makes above average transfers
  • Makes an extra effort to be polite to detention staff
  • Makes an extra effort to get along with other residents
  • Makes an extra effort to perform above average work, given your abilities, in school and other activities
  • Requires no extra attention from detention staff
Earning an Average Score
An average score can be earned by following all rules with a minimum of reminder, prompting or warning. Average expected behaviors for each shift are as follows:

Day Time Expected Behaviors (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Attends and participates adequately in afternoon recreation or activity.
  • Attends and participates adequately in afternoon school or activity.
  • Attends and participates adequately in morning school or activity.
  • Follows all general rules.
  • Is out of bed and dressed as required by the schedule and by staff.
  • Makes adequate transfers.
  • Performs room chores adequately and promptly with an acceptable attitude.
  • Receives and returns lunch tray without incident (do not smear left over food all over the tray).
  • Showers as scheduled and completes other personal hygiene tasks as required (comb hair, brush teeth, wash face etc.)
Evening Expected Behavior (4 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
  • Attends and participates adequately in evening recreation and programs, if eligible.
  • Attends and participates adequately in rule reminder and evening agenda session, if eligible.
  • Entertains self quietly (reading, cards, puzzles etc.) if ineligible for evening recreation.
  • Follows all general rules.
  • Is quiet and allow others to sleep after lights out.
  • Maintains a good attitude and behavior (note general rule concerning conversations with neighbors).
  • Makes adequate transfers.
  • Returns to room promptly at the end of evening recreation.
  • Takes and returns dinner tray without incident (do not smear left over food all over the tray).
Night Time Expected Behavior (Midnight - 8 a.m.)
  • Follows all general rules.
  • Makes adequate transfers.
  • Makes bed and is dressed by 6 a.m.
  • Performs room chores adequately and promptly with a good attitude.
  • Takes and returns breakfast tray without incident (do not smear left over food all over the tray).
School Expected Behavior
The school teacher will advise you of school expectations. The school teacher will award you points based on attitude, behavior and work performance.

You will receive at least an average score if you follow the above expected behaviors and would qualify for standard recreation. See earning an above average score if you want to earn honor recreation or earning a below average score concerning minimum recreation.

Earning a Below Average Score
  • Any other situations, based on the printed rules, in which the detention staff cannot award an average grade but the situation did not warrant a major or minor violation.
  • Follows rules but has a demanding or surly or complaining attitude or demeanor.
  • Follows rules but participates to the minimum in school and other activities.
  • Makes a below average transfer.
  • Reluctantly follows the rules and/or needs more than a minimum of reminders during the course of the shift.
  • Violates a minor rule or two but corrects behavior after warning and makes an effort to improve overall behavior after warning or reminder.