Benefits of Community Corrections

Planning - The offender learns to plan their day, usually for the first time in their life.

Accountability - The offender learns to be accountable for their time and actions.

Public Safety - Programs provide for intensive supervision and services so the safety of the community is not compromised.

Sentencing Options - The judiciary is given several additional sentencing options in which they can better address the rehabilitative needs of the individual offender.

Cost-Effective - Programs are less expensive than traditional incarceration, saving valuable tax dollars.

Preventative - The offender can obtain treatment that will assist in breaking the cycle of criminal activity.

Family Stability - The offender is able to meet their family obligations, and the family unit can remain intact.