Alabama consists of many rural communities, presenting challenges to delivering the type and scope of services that offenders typically receive in full Day Reporting Centers. Therefore, the Bureau has adopted the DRC Lites model for smaller, more rural offices. DRC Lites are condensed versions of DRCs and offer similar programming but are limited to focusing on cognitive behavioral treatment, substance dependence assistance and educational/job training. These programs take place in field offices and are staffed with a mental health professional to help ensure project success. Like regular DRCs, they have three phases to work through.
Currently, the Bureau has the Baldwin DRC Lite, Fort Payne DRC Lite, Guntersville DRC Lite and Opelika DRC Lite.
Chris Causey | Day Reporting Center Lite District Manager
Chris Causey serves as the Day Reporting Center Lite District Manager for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. He is responsible for overseeing all operations of Day Reporting Center Lites, including supervising Senior Probation and Parole Officers for compliance through audits, statistic reporting and feedback from their respective office. He further assists Senior Probation and Parole Officers with acquisition of resources through collaboration with grant researchers, program planners and statisticians. Causey also manages the Bureau’s GPS Electronic Monitoring Program.
In 2003, Causey began his career with the Bureau as a Probation and Parole Officer at the Montgomery Field Office. He was promoted to Officer-in-Charge in 2012 and later served as an Institutional Parole Officer. Shortly after in 2018, he was promoted to District Manager.
Causey’s law enforcement career began in 1996 with the Alabama State University Police Department. His professional experience also includes teaching for the Special Education Program at Bullock County High School and Elmore County High School from 2001 to 2003.
As an officer, Causey is certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and Chemical Spray Certification. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University in 1995. Causey is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Causey is married his supportive wife, Kenise, and has two children.