Kim Faison, Assistant Coordinator: 734-240-7110
Toll Free: 888-354-5500
125 East Second Street, Monroe, MI 48161
Provide and manage programming for assessed needs appropriate offenders.
Program Purpose and History
Monroe County Community Corrections provides access to treatment, alternative sanctions and services for eligible offenders, based on assessed needs. Goals include, improving cognitive behavior, assistance and elimination of drug/alcohol abuse and job placement.
Control and management is promoted and enhanced through the support of the State, County and local program provider’s partnership in the management of the offenders. The State provides funding for alternative sentencing options and the funding is renewed yearly with the approval of a Comprehensive Plan. The State's prison commitment rate decreased since Public Act 511 was adopted in 1988, indicating Community Corrections Programs are efficiently working towards throughout the State of Michigan.
Community Corrections Act
Michigan legislators passed Public Act 511, better known as the Community Corrections Act, in response to the increasing prison commitment rate and the rising costs associated with keeping offenders locked up. The Michigan Office of Community Corrections (OCC) was established under the direction of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The Community Corrections Act established a statewide policy and a funding process for locally designed and administered community corrections programs.
The Act requires the development of alternatives to incarceration that:
- Protect the public.
- Hold the offender accountable.
- Increase restitution to victims of crime.
- Provide needed rehabilitative services (e.g. substance abuse, mental health counseling, job training and placement, educational opportunities) and utilize valuable jail space for the more serious, violent criminals.
State Board Priorities:
Reduce or minimize prison admissions for: (a) offenders with sentencing guidelines within the straddle cells, especially those with a PRV greater then or equal to 35 excluding G&H, (b) probation violators; and (c) parole violators.
Offenders within the presumptive prison group are not targeted, jurisdictions examine sentencing options on a case-by-case basis to determine if local programs are appropriate alternatives to a prison commitment. Probation violators are a priority population since: 1) technical violations are not addressed in the statutory guidelines and 2) violators account for a significant proportion of prison commitments.