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Community Corrections

Our mission is to provide opportunities for pro-social change through evidence-based practices with the vision of restoration. A community-based corrections program provides an alternative from prison and county jail for offenders. It is also more cost effective than incarcerating offenders and it gives the offender, who would otherwise go to jail or prison, the opportunity to receive assistance needed (i.e., substance abuse programs, literacy programs, etc.) to become a productive member of society in his/her own community.

What We Do

  • Cost-effective programs: Programs are less expensive than traditional incarceration, saving valuable tax dollars.
  • Sentencing options: The judiciary is given several additional sentencing options in which they can better address the rehabilitative needs of the individual offender.
  • Case planning: The offender learns to set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound goals based on high risk areas in his/her life.
  • Accountability: The offender learns to be accountable for his/her time, budget and actions.
  • Public safety:Programs provide for intensive supervision and services so the safety of the community is not compromised.
  • Prevent: The offender can obtain treatment that will assist in breaking the cycle of criminal activity.
  • Family stability: The offender is able to meet his/her family obligations, and the family unit can remain intact.

Notes

Supervision programs:

  • GPS: GPS: Electronic Monitoring through Global Positioning Systems. Typically, Moderate to High Risk clients wear an electronic monitored device on their person, that monitors their location 24/7.  Clients are mapped daily to determine compliance. An alert is immediately sent to the officer on duty for an unauthorized removal of a device. The cost of GPS Monitoring is $15/day.
  • Remote breath: This is an alcohol monitoring portable breath test device. Clients that are court ordered carry a testing unit with them and submit samples randomly throughout the day and/or night.  An alert is immediately sent to the officer on duty for any positive results. The cost of remote breath alcohol monitoring is $15/day.
  • Community Transition Program (CTP): An individual may have an opportunity to participate in this Program near the completion of their prison sentence.  Along with electronic monitoring supervision, MCCC provides/recommends resources that the individual may need. Examples may include: (remove the colon)  driver’s license acquisition, oversight with medical/mental health providers, education goals, and job search assistance. Supervision is typically for a specified period of time allowing the individual to transition back into a pro-social community lifestyle. The cost of CTP GPS Monitoring is $15/day.
  • Day Reporting (DR): Typically, this program is for clients who have been in our Home Detention Program for a lengthy period of time and have successfully met the expectations. This lower level of supervision allows clients to contact the agency every day with a daily schedule and more freedom prior to release of supervision. The cost of Day Reporting is $5/day.
  • Pre-trial: An individual may be eligible to come out of jail and be placed on pre-trial supervision before going to sentencing court. There are four levels of pre-trial supervision that are based on the offender’s risk level and level of offense. Clients under pre-trial supervision are not involved in case planning.
    • Level 1: $5p/day – 1 contact every 2 weeks
    • Level 2: $5p/day – 1 contact and 1 face-to-face meetings every month; random drug screening (according to IRAS and/or pursuant to court order)
    • Level 3: $5 p/day – 2 contacts and 2 face-to-face meetings every month; random drug screening (according to IRAS and/or pursuant to court order)
    • Level 4: $10p/day – GPS and 2 face-to-face meetings monthly; random drug screen (according to IRAS and/or pursuant to court order)
    • Level 5: $10p/day – GPS home detention, restricted schedule, and minimum of 2 face-to-face meetings monthly; random drug screening (according to IRAS and/or pursuant to court order)

Community Service Restitution: CSR is generally part of a Probation Supervision Order, supported by County funds and those participating in the Program.  The Court determines hours to be completed through participation in Road Crew, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies.

Evidence Based Programming: Courage to Change Interactive Journaling involves individual cognitive packets that target specific criminogenic needs presented by the individual’s risk and needs assessment. These packets can be catered to a specific individual based on their risk level and responsively, as well as their programming needs. Journals cover topics such as identifying healthy pro-social relationships, handling difficult feelings, and developing plans for employment and leisure time activities.

Moral recognition therapy: Moral recognition therapy is a self-paced 12-step program designed to help clients adjust their thinking/goal-setting patterns. We want clients to make decisions based upon empathy and the greater good rather than simply seeking to benefit themselves.

Helping Women Recover: Helping Women Recover is a gender-specific program for incarcerated females. Through the program, women will discuss the topics of self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality in a group setting. Our goal is to assist women in being introspective in these key areas that impact recidivism rates, while doing so in an environment of their peers for support.

Cognitive behavioral intervention:

  • Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse is a program that occurs in a small group setting. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, the program has five major components: Pretreatment, motivational enhancement, cognitive restructuring, emotional regulation, social skills, problem solving, and relapse prevention. Through these components, individuals complete skill-building activities that target cognitive and emotional development to avoid substance abuse.
  • Courage to Change Interactive Journaling: Courage to Change Interactive Journaling involves individual cognitive packets that target specific criminogenic needs presented by the individual’s risk and needs assessment. These packets can be catered to a specific individual based on their risk level and responsively, as well as their programming needs. Journals cover topics such as identifying healthy pro-social relationships, handling difficult feelings, and developing plans for employment and leisure time activities.
  • Stopping Abuse for Everyone: Stopping Abuse for Everyone is a course for participants who have battery related charges. Currently, the program is conducted on an individual basis during office visits. Clients work through identifying the role of violence in their past, understanding the concept of power and control, and developing positive self-talk and alternative responses to being upset.
  • Thinking for Good: Thinking for Good is a group-based 10-step program offered in the evening that targets antisocial cognition. Participants complete drawings, short answers, and testimonies throughout the steps. The steps target common criminal thinking traps and belief systems, encouraging clients to identify how the traps affect the goals that they have for themselves and the pro-social supports in their lives.
  • Carey Bits/Guides: Carey Bits/Guides are a series of brief skill-building handbooks focusing on addressing specific criminogenic needs, as well as case management issues. The handbooks can be used for an overall theme a client wants to work on, such as communication, while the BITS are situational tools used for spontaneous circumstances that arise. Clients work individually with a facilitator who uses the tools pulled from these books to identify triggers, risk factors, and develop skills to overcome these barriers to success during supervision.
  • Thinking for a Change: Thinking for a Change is a 25-session gender-specific program for males. The objective is to focus on three components: cognitive self-change, social, and problem-solving skills. We want clients to identify and change attitudes and beliefs, engage in pro-social relationships as a result of this awareness, and collectively use these tools to arrive at positive solutions to stressful situations.

Court Assisted School Suspension: CASS is a program designed for an individual student who will not be left unsupervised during the period of his/her suspension from school. It will provide the student an opportunity to receive credit for school work completed while in the CASS classroom, provide an alternative placement for the student who does not cooperate with the CASS classroom expectations, and provide a program(s) that gives the suspended student life skills training to make better choices.

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Contact Us


Kathy Collins, Director
211 SE 1st St.
Loogootee, IN 47553
P: (812) 295-4911
F: (812) 295-4913
kcollins@martincounty.in.gov
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm

Christina Harris
P: 812-295-4911
charris@martincounty.in.gov

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