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Community Corrections

Monroe County PA 511 Programs


Programs, Budget and Statistical Summary

The Monroe County Office of Community Corrections (MCOCC) utilizes PA 511 grant funding to promote community-based sanctions as sentencing options in lieu of prison and/or jail and expands jail diversion to improve jail utilization. The programs listed below receive all or partial PA 511 funding through the State of Michigan Community Corrections Grant which assists in this goal. The State Office of Community Corrections (OCC) funds residential beds in lieu of jail for felony offenders through a direct contract with Probation Residential Service Providers. Monroe County receives jail reimbursement funding for housing eligible felons in the County Jail, instead of prison. This program is called the County Jail Reimbursement Program (CJRP).  


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Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program presents new approaches to changing the way participants think about addiction while offering practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan. Treatment is held 3 days a week, 3 hours a day, for 6 weeks in the Monroe County Dormitory Facility.  The first hour and a half is group therapy, followed by an hour and a half of didactic education. The didactic portion focuses on recovery related topics from SAMSHA’s Decisions in Recovery, Stop the Chaos Workbook, and on: making a change, overdose prevention, physiology of opiate addiction, how people stop, gains and losses, medication assisted recovery, recovery support, relapse prevention, finding meaning and planning for success. All services are presented with a focus on trauma informed care. On the off days from the program, homework is assigned and collected the following class. Two  individual therapy sessions are included, one for a clinical assessment and the other for an intensive discharge plan.  Upon successful completion of the program, most offenders are eligible for up to a 30 day incarceration reduction if approved by the sentencing judge. The Salvation Army Harbor Light administers this program.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Participants must meet the diagnostic criteria as defined by the DSM-IV for substance abuse use disorder.
  2. Felons must score moderate to high in the overall risk scales and moderate to high in the substance abuse needs scale (COMPAS Assessment).
  3. Misdemeanants must have 3 or more prior convictions or 1 prior felony conviction and score moderate to high in the overall risk scales and moderate to high in the substance abuse needs scale (COMPAS Assessment).
  4. Participants must be facing a minimum of 90 days of incarceration.  Jail Inmate Guide 
  5. Psychologically and physically able to participate in the program.

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Male Cognitive Behavioral Program

The Cognitive Behavioral Program uses the "Thinking Matters" curriculum and includes lectures, videos, verbal presentations, class work and homework assignments.  Class runs for approximately 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks.  The program is a minimum of 6 weeks long, but can be longer as assignments and presentations are completed on an individual basis allowing for an open-ended class structure. The program is held in the Monroe County Main Jail. Sessions focus on cognitive self-change, identification of barriers to change, drug education, recognizing high risk situations, handling urges and social pressure, anger management and building a support system. Upon successful completion of the program, most offenders are eligible for up to a 30 day incarceration reduction, if approved by the sentencing judge.  The Salvation Army Harbor Light administers this program 4 of the 5 days a week and MI Works runs a Life-Skills portion on Wednesdays.

Eligibility Criteria:

         1. Felons must score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a        
             minimum of 2 needs scales, including; criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal
             involvement and/or substance abuse.
         2. Misdemeanants must have 3 or more prior convictions or 1 prior felony conviction and
             score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a minimum of 2
             needs scales, including; criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal involvement and/or
             substance abuse.
         3. Participants must be facing a minimum of 60 of incarceration. Jail Inmate Guide  
         4. Participants must be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program.


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Hope, Healing and Recovery Program For Women

This female-specific program is conducted at the Main Jail and includes lectures, groups and homework.  The program embraces Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and provides a DBT focused assessment and 1 individual session.  The program is 6 weeks long, meets 3 days a week and focuses on healthy relationships, boundaries, assertiveness training, self-esteem, trauma, anger, distress tolerance skills, mindfulness, emotional regulations and interpersonal effectiveness.    Upon successful completion, most of the offenders are eligible for a maximum 30 day incarceration reduction from the sentencing judge.

Eligibility Criteria:

         1. Felons must score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a
             minimum of 2 needs scales, including; criminal 
thinking, criminal personality, criminal
             involvement and/or substance 
abuse.
         2. Misdemeanants must have 3 or more prior convictions or 1 prior felony conviction and
             score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a minimum of 2
             needs scales, including; criminal 
thinking, criminal personality, criminal involvement and/or
             substance 
abuse.
         3. Participants must be facing a minimum of 60 days of incarceration. Jail Inmate Guide  
         4. Participants must be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program.

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                                                 Employability Skills Program

The Employability Skills Program targets sentenced offenders who are unemployed or under-employed and seeking the skills necessary to receive job/vocational training to enter/re-enter the labor market.  Sentenced inmates lodged at the Monroe County Main Jail and the Dormitory Facility can attend the 4 day Employability Skills Workshop.  Upon successful completion, most offenders are eligible for a maximum 5 day incarceration reduction from the sentencing judge.

Eligibility Criteria:

          1. Non-violent felon or misdemeanor sentenced to a minimum of 60 days.
          2.
Under or unemployed without warrants or holds.
 


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Sex Offender Treatment Program

The Sex Offender Treatment program is held in Monroe County Main Jail and includes an assessment to evaluate the appropriateness for the program, group sessions, individual sessions (if needed) and a client aftercare treatment plan.  The program is 12 weeks long and meets for 90 minutes per week. The group examines the cycles of abuse, relapse prevention, and victim empathy. The course includes the following topics: introduction, thinking errors, feeling links, grooming behaviors, values clarification, the pre-assault cycle, and anger management, assertiveness training, learning about victims, consent, reframing distortions, normal sexual behaviors, social skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and support planning. Trillium Counseling Services is the program provider. Therapy is available in the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Felon or high-risk misdemeanant who has a sexual assault history.
  2. Probation violator or habitual offender.
  3. Participants must be facing at least 90 days in jail.   Jail Inmate Guide
  4. Felons: Using COMPAS assessment, must score moderate to high in the risk scales or moderate to high in a minimum of two needs scales, including; criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal involvement and/or substance abuse.
  5. VASOR: score a 5 or greater on the Re-offense Risk Scale.
  6. The participant's mental state can not preclude the ability to comprehend the material and information presented to participate in the treatment program.
  7. The participant can not be actively psychotic or exhibiting psychiatric symptoms that require specific interventions, not available in this program.
  8. The participant can not be combative or of physical danger to him/herself or to the staff.

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Female Trauma, Recovery and Empowerment Program

This female-specific 12 week aftercare component is provided at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.  DBT group therapy is conducted in the community once a week with a closed Community Corrections group using the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) by Maxine Harris.  Aftercare provides additional skills, treatment and aid in areas that may present barriers to the participant’s successful reintegration into the community thereby reducing potential for re-offense.

Eligibility Criteria:

         1. Felons must score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a 
             minimum of 2 needs scales, including; criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal 
             involvement and/or substance abuse.
         2. Misdemeanants must have 3 or more prior convictions or 1 prior felony conviction and 
             score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a minimum of 2 
             needs scales, including; criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal involvement and/or 
             substance abuse.
         3. Participants must be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program.


Other Local Community Programs:

  • 38th Circuit Court Tether Program
  • 1st District Court Probation Indigent Tether Program
  • Veterans Treatment Court
  • Monroe County Mental Health Recovery Court
  • Mental Health Jail Diversion Program - MRT (Moral Recognition Therapy)
  • Special Alternative to Incarceration - SAI
  • 1st District Court Probation Pretrial Services
  • County Jail Reimbursement Program - CJRP
  • Transitional Housing
  • Vivitrol Programs
  • Outpatient Programming - Treatment and Behavioral
  • Paula's House I and II
  • 1st District Court Jail Alternative Work Service (JAWS)
  • Sheriff's Work Service Program (Red-Shirt Program)
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Program
  • Anger Management Educational and Group Services
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Intensive Outpatient Program
  • First Offender/MIP Class
  • Conflict Resolution Group
  • Parenting Class
  • Shoplifters Education
  • Alcohol Highway Safety Education Program
  • Residential Aftercare Program
  • Problem Solving for Daily Living Workshop