Briefly Explain Community Corrections?
* History On May 15, 1981 Grant County Community Corrections was established by county ordinance, with by-laws established by a Community Corrections Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is made up of community leaders who establish guidelines and goals. * Mission Statement To provide local alternatives to incarceration at the state level consistent with our priorities of: o Public Safety o Offender accountability, rehabilitation and reintegration o Promotion of prevention activities o Coordination of community resources that involves assessment of offender needs with development and implementation of programs designed to address these needs * Community Services Community Service provides selected individuals designated by the court as a work force for non-profit organizations. The community is served while increasing offender job skills and minimizing the risk of further offense to the community. * Inmate Work Crews Inmate Work Crews Provide a service to the community which also increases the offender's job skills, work ethics, personal dignity and prepares the offender/inmate for future employment within the community. * Work Release Work Release provides incarcerated offenders with the opportunity to obtain/maintain employment while minimizing risk to the community and maximizing the opportunity for rehabilitation for the incarcerated offenders. * Jail Addiction Treatment Program Jail Addictions Treatment Project provides chemical dependency treatment for inmates, which focuses on internalization of personal responsibility, reduction of recidivism and improved quality of life for each inmate. * Project Step Out Project Step Out provides incarcerated inmates at the Department of Corrections the opportunity to return to Grant County and serve the completion of their sentence in jail to receive services (education, group therapy, family education) and referral to available community resources. * Home Detention Home Detention provides an alternative to incarceration for themselves and their family. Home Detention minimizes the risk to the community and offers the opportunity for rehabilitation by referral to community resources.