Community Residential Services (CRS) provide a residential alternative for pretrial defendants, felony offenders and probation violators. The State of Michigan Office of Community Corrections (OCC) contracts directly with Probation Residential Service Providers throughout the State.
The program provides intensive substance abuse treatment. It includes an individual treatment plan that diagnoses an offender's substance abuse dependency, treatment goals, and the frequency and types of treatment services. Offenders attend supportive social services including group and individual sessions and weekly scheduled therapeutic activities such as; group counseling, education, social work, and planned recreational activities. Offenders are required to attend two psycho-education group processing sessions each week and must participate in 6 hours of staff-led or supervised therapeutic activity. Program length requires a minimum of 30 days stay but no more than 150 days. Level III parole violators are eligible for CRS with an Area Manager's approval. Monroe County currently does not have a local provider.
Participants must score moderate to high on overall risk scales or the substance abuse needs scale when using a State-approved actuarial objective, validated risk and needs assessment instrument.
Offenders on Pretrial Status must have a bond condition ordering them into treatment to be eligible.