There is substantial literature available, which supports and encourages ensuring there is a balance of supervision, services and sanctions. This balance allows community corrections to increase the ability to engage offenders in behavior change. Accountability, coupled with appropriate services and supervision have proven to be the most effective approach in addressing criminal behavior and changing behavior. Swift and certain sanctions are an extremely valuable component. Sanctions range from a work crew assignment to incarceration.
This program allows many of our offenders to serve their jail sentences at their residence, thus allowing them to continue with their employment and/or treatment programs.
Offenders receiving treatment or programming while they are incarcerated, increases the offenders’ compliance upon release.
This program has been a true asset to the community both as a tool holding offenders accountable through public service work, and as an alternative to custody as part of the Community Justice model.