Our Home Detention Program uses meaningful evidence-based and risk-informed supervision to effectively serve moderate to low risk offenders convicted of Level 2 through Level 6 Felonies and at any one time serves up to 100 clients. Clients are monitored utilizing Electronic Monitoring GPS equipment that provides 24/7 monitoring and tracking. Community Corrections employees review all clients movements to ensure victim and public safety. As required by state statue all sex and violent offenders are monitored through this system utilizing alerts and zones designed to provide extra protection to victims. While on home detention, clients remain inside their residence and are only released to go to their place of employment and for other activities approved by community corrections staff with the opportunity to earn positive reinforcement passes to visit with family, participate in special activities, such as a treatment programs or a child’s activity, banking and doctor appointments. Clients are directly supervised by a support team consisting of their case manager, on-site therapist and the director, supplemented by field officers and support staff. Clients receive differing intensities of field and case management contacts, treatment dosage hours, as well as varied frequency of drug/alcohol screening, all derived from their risk level and a case plan is created that is targeted to their individual needs and utilizes evidenced-based programming, peer support groups, employment and other community-based services.
Our Work Release program also uses evidence-based practices to more intensively supervise moderate to high risk offenders convicted of Level 6 through Level 2 Felonies. The Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections Work Release Program is a standalone facility that is adjacent to the Community Corrections Main Office and houses up to forty males and twelve females. The population consists of clients who are directly sentenced from local courts and clients who are reentering via the Indiana Department of Corrections through their community transition and work release programs. While in the work release program, the client will remain incarcerated and only be released to go to their place of employment and for other activities approved by community corrections staff. To be accepted into the program, the department will meet with the client and conduct a risk/needs assessment. If said assessment deems the client is eligible for the program the client will go through the intake process. Like our home detention clients, work release residents are supervised using a case plan that is derived from their risk level and targeted to their individual needs that utilizes our a catalog of evidenced-based programming, life skills programming, peer support groups, employment, and community-based services. Click here for a tour of the facility.
Our Community Transition Program, commonly known as CPT, serves male and female adult offenders who are being released from the Indiana Department of Corrections through the Community Transition Program, I.C. 11-8-1-5. The Community Transition Statue allows counties to develop a program that assists offenders being released from the IDOC while utilizing supervision and programming that assures community safety and promotes client rehabilitation. CPCC approves 90% of clients eligible for the program. Most clients are initially transferred from the IDOC and placed into the department’s Work Release Program. Clients are assigned a case plan with a goal of further transition to Electronic Monitoring Home Detention before their scheduled release.
Treatment & Programming
All clients admitted into one of our community correction programs submit to a risk/needs assessment (IRAS) that is used to create collaborative case plan that includes targeted programming that corresponds with each client’s identified needs. The Indiana Risk Assessment (IRAS) is a tool that has been adopted by the Indiana Judicial Center to help identify a client’s level of risk and address areas of needed development. The IRAS instrument uses the following seven (7) domains of assessment: Criminal History, Education, Employment, and Financial Situation, Family and Social Support, Neighborhood Problems, Substance Abuse, Peer Association & Criminal Attitudes and Behavioral Patterns. In order to best attend to client needs, Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections possesses a catalog of appropriate therapeutic programming. Most programs offered are evidence based and/or peer support. Programs are facilitated by either the department or the Four County Counseling Center. You can learn more about the programming and treatment offered below.