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* We are seeking participants for three upcoming Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies classes.  Again, these classes are for participants and not for trainer certification.  As a reminder, attached is a description of the ECMS trainingECMS Training

Dates for the classes are:

January 4th-8th Located in New Castle, IN at CTI (Correctional Training Institute) Free lodging & parking available; max of 18 participants.

February 1st-5th Located in New Castle, IN at CTI (Correctional Training Institute) Free lodging & parking available; max of 18 participants

February 22nd-26th Located in New Castle, IN at CTI (Correctional Training Institute) Free lodging & parking available; max of 18 participants

Please, email the name, title, agency and email address of each of your participants and the dates in which they will attend to me by close of business on Monday, December 21, 2015.

If lodging is needed, please, advise and I will forward you the request form.You can reach me Shannon Bowling, Training Director, Community Correction Division.

Statistical Trends and Updates


When considering modification from DOC to CTP, please use the following wording:
Defendant’s modified DOC release date is mm/dd/yyy .  Defendant is approved for the Community Transition Program effective mm/dd/yyyy,
under Electronic Monitoring, Day Reporting and/or Reentry Court Supervision. (The last portion is optional, but not necessary)



1981 with three counties participating (grants totaling $250,000)

Legal Basis

IC 11-12-1-1 through 11-12-3-2, I.A.C. 210


The purpose of the Community Corrections Section is to assist the Indiana Department of Correction in fulfilling its mission by establishing and operating community corrections programs that prevent crime or delinquency, divert offenders from the Indiana Department of Correction, and provide programs for committed offenders and/or persons ordered to participate in community corrections as a condition of probation in accordance with IC 11-12.

Key Statutory Provision

Local programs are operated as independent county agencies, by an advisory board under IC 11-12-2-2.


The advisory board observes and coordinates community corrections programs in the county in addition to other duties outlined under IC 11-23-2-3.

Most Common Components

  • Work Release
  • Home Detention/Electronic Monitoring
  • Day Reporting
  • Forensic Diversion
  • Juvenile Alternatives
  • Community Transition Program
  • Re-entry Programs

Offenders Served

Most participating counties serve both Adult and Juvenile populations. Following is reported data from 9-30-04:

  • of the 23,985 adults being served, 10,693 or 44.6% were felons; 15,295 or 63.8% were target population offenders;
  • of the 4,021 juveniles being served, 2,501 or 62.2% were target population offenders.

The Department's established target group for adult community corrections programs is non-violent felony offenders. The target group for juvenile community corrections programs is non-violent youthful offenders who have be adjudicated for delinquent offenses that, if committed by an adult, would be a felony.

Fiscal Year 2008

  • Approximately $33.5 Million in grants and programming was provided;
  • $4 Million was allocated for the Community Transition Program


Steady growth shows an increase in the number of participating counties from 19 in 1986-1987 to 73 for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

Juvenile Programs

Initiated in October 1989. Programs include truancy mediation, wilderness challenge, community service, day reporting, work crew, house arrest, home detention, intensive supervision, and juvenile reparations. Juvenile grants for 2004-2005 currently total in excess of $4 Million.

Residential Standards

The Residental Standards will be posted as soon as needed.