Monroe County Community Corrections
Lucy DeSilvis - Coordinator
125 E. Second St Monroe MI 48161
Telephone 734.240.7100 Fax 734.240.7113
Toll Free 888.354.5500 Ext. 7100
The purpose of Monroe County Community Corrections is to provide community based sanctions and alternatives aimed at reducing prison overcrowding and improving jail utilization. Public Act 511 provides funds for community and jail based programs These programs provide a wide range of sanctions and services. Our target population(s) are non-violent felony and misdemeanor offenders. The screening process for program referrals includes criminal history, medical and substance abuse history, jail status, education and employment history and ties to the community.
What is the Community Corrections Act of 1988
- Michigan Community Corrections Act, Public Act ;511 (PA 511) was established in 1988 to ease jail and prison overcrowding by increasing the sanctions and services available locally to non-violent adult offenders.
- PA 511 establishes the Michigan Office of Community Corrections and the State Community Corrections Board.
- The act authorizes local governments to establish community corrections advisory boards (CCABs). The law requires representatives from the Sheriff Department, City Police, Board of Commissioners, City Council, Circuit and District and Probate Courts, Adult Probation Department, prosecuting and criminal defense attorneys, the business community and the general public.
- The local CCAB establishes a Comprehensive Corrections Plan as the basis for a funding request.
- The Comprehensive Corrections Plan provides policy framework, initiates new practices and provides for community corrections programs designed to improve jail utilization, reduce admissions to prison and improve the local criminal justice system.
- Request for PA 511 funds are submitted to the state Office of Community Corrections on a yearly basis.
Michigan Office of Community Corrections