To Protect public safety and promote efficient use of public resource with smart incarceration alternatives for offenders serving their sentences in our community.
About Community Corrections
In 1981 Indiana initiated a Community Corrections program whose purpose is to assist the Indiana Department of Correction in fulfilling its mission by establishing and operating local corrections and criminal justice programs that protect the public safety while providing effective alternatives to imprisonment at the state level. Access governing statutes I.C. 11-12-1.
Each year in St. Joseph County nearly 900 adult and 400 juvenile offenders serve sentences through local corrections programs, and the vast majority of convicted offenders will serve at least a portion of their sentence under some kind of community supervision. Community Corrections in St. Joseph County employs a wide variety of programs that ensure public safety through the use of placements that are tailored to the individual needs of offenders.
Our current initiative, Community-Based Supervision, is a collaborative effort designed to increase efficiency, provide the most effective program placement for offenders and reduce recidivism.