Central Violation of Probation Center

The Central Violation of Probation Center (CVOP) is a 250-bed Level IV facility located near Smyrna, Delaware. CVOP currently houses the Crest substance abuse treatment program for male offenders, and most who are housed there have violated their probation.

CVOP offers other treatment and programs to supplement the Crest program, including: Bible study, parenting classes, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous.

The Central Violation of Probation Center is a new concept, and it is one of two Violation of Probation Centers in the entire State. These centers are not prisons. Instead, they are Level IV facilities with transition units or programs that house inmates who are preparing to return to the community full-time.

Delaware’s drug treatment continuum uses the therapeutic community model, and it has received national recognition for its success. Research reports that 75% of the offenders who completed the in-prison therapeutic community treatment and after-prison work release programs were drug-free and 70% were arrest free after 18 months, as compared to offenders in the control group, which were only 17% drug-free and 36% arrest free.

People who are housed at this center have not committed any crimes during their probation, but they have committed “technical” violations. Things like failing to report to their probation officer, changing residence without notifying their PO, failing a drug test, or failing to abide by a curfew could be a violation that will land someone at the CVOP.

Offenders are assigned to work and community service projects during their period of incarceration at the VOP Center. They must maintain their personal living space, clean the common areas of the facility, and work in the kitchen. Offenders also participate in community service projects that benefit towns, churches, non-profit organizations, American Legions, senior and recreation centers, schools, and cemeteries.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting is not allowed at Central Violation of Probation Center.

Physical Address

875 Smyrna Landing Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/66N1YhAgKaLWrWBs9

General Phone Number

​​​(302) 659-6100

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Central Violation of Probation Center Inmate Mail
Inmate Name
SBI Number
Central Violation of Probation Center
P.O. Box 5003
Smyrna, DE 19977

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Central Violation of Probation Center. However, if you set up a phone account they can call you collect. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Delaware, please click here.

How to Send Money

In order to get money to an offender, please adhere to these guidelines:

  • Personal checks will not be accepted
  • It is unwise to send cash in the mail
  • Money orders can only be sent by mail. Because there is no visiting, this is the only option

All money orders must include the following information:

  • Offender's full name
  • Offender's SBI number
  • Assigned institution
  • Name of the remitter

Money sent to an inmate will be credited to the offender's account within 24 hours of receipt (during normal business hours).

Programs For Inmates

The Crest program has several phases of treatment: 

  • Entry, evaluation, orientation: Helps inmates become acclimated to life outside prison
  • Primary: Counselors help inmates explore their individual weaknesses and prepare appropriate responses to minimize the likelihood of relapse
  • Job-seeking: Inmates develop job seeking and interview skills
  • Work release: Inmates live at Plummer (Crest) while working in the community

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