Indiana Department of Correction Community Correction Division

Initiated

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

Purpose
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.
Administration

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

Participants
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.