The Intensive Supervision and Treatment Program (IST) was started January 2, 2009. The IST program is an eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) month program in which a person moves through various stages of treatment. The program usually begins with a residential stay, followed by halfway house, followed by Intensive Supervision and Electronic Monitoring in the community. The lengths of time and treatment services are tailored to the individual’s needs and can begin at any point on the continuum of services. Applicants for the program must be a resident of Armstrong County and willing to reside in the County during the duration of the program. Individuals in the program are sentenced by the Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas and have an opportunity to reduce the total time on supervision through successful completion. The IST Video is brief (less than 10 minutes, https://www.accourts.com/images/istprogram/istprogram.mp4 ) and provides more information about the services provided, eligibility and program requirements. Interested persons are encouraged to call the Armstrong County Probation Department and speak with Officer Kayla Pitzerell.