Vision A respective community organization committed to provide a holistic approach to a balanced program for offenders with measurable success.
Mission Statement Johnson County Community Corrections purpose is, while holding offenders accountable for their actions, to provide the opportunity for them to become productive members of family and community.
Goals: – Provide non-violent offenders community-based sanctions that is more cost-effective than tradittional incarceration. – Provide programs that do not compromise the safety of the community or community corrections staff. – Hold the offender accountable for his or her negative behavior. – Divert appropriate offenders from incarceration at the Department of Correction, the local jail, and the detention center. – Provide the offender access to programs and encourage their rehabilitative effort. – Offender will return to the community as a responsible and productive citizen.
Where we’ve been…
Community Corrections in Johnson County began after the Adult Probation Department recognized a strong need to adequately maintain and supervise the ever growing number of offenders being court ordered to complete Community Service hours. Johnson County Community Corrections was created and began operating after receiving state funds from the Department of Correction in July 1989.
Where we’re going…
Community Corrections administers the IRAS risk and needs assessment system. Participants are assessed and an individual behavior plan is developed. Participants must complete the behavior plan recommendations while on the program.
This program is operated out of the Johnson County Community Corrections Center. All Offenders who meet the program criteria are sentenced to the Community Corrections Center and are allowed to leave, on a daily basis, for employment reasons only. After completing each day of work, the Work Release Offenders must return to the Community Corrections Center until released for work the next day. An offender may be allowed to attend court ordered mental health, drug and alcohol counseling and/or educational programs. Community Corrections Staff members conduct field visits intensively supervising offenders. Offenders are required to submit to random drug and alcohol screens to insure that they remain drug and alcohol free while on the program. Offenders may also attend other programs such as alcohol education, GED, AA, Church, etc., which occur at the Center. Fee: $19.00 per day and a $45.00 intake kit fee
Home Detention is an alternative program that allows offenders to remain in their home under strict conditions rather than go to jail. Offenders may be allowed to attend court ordered mental health, drug and alcohol and/or educational programs. Home Detention Offenders are monitored 24 hours a day by a GPS device – Global Positioning System. Field Officers also monitor the offenders by making random visits to the offender’s home, school, and job sites at various times each week. The offenders are required to submit to random drug and alcohol screens to insure that they remain drug and alcohol free while on the program. Fee: $20.00 per day and $50.00 initial fee for adults.
Offenders ordered to serve Community Service hours will be assigned to agencies within the county to complete their hours. Fee: $1.50 per hour for each hour assigned
Community Corrections provides risk & needs assessments in conjunction with intensive case management for offenders on Community Corrections programs or those individuals referred by the court. This program assists offenders with employment, behavior modification, financial planning, etc. needs. Fee: $50.00 initial fee and $5.00 per day.
REHABILITATIVE SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Community Corrections provides in conjunction with outside agencies, such as but not limited to, NA, AA, GED, Anger Management, and P.R.I.M.E. For Life. Several other services and programs are available based upon needs. Costs may vary by service or program however, some may be provided at no additional expense.
Blue Heron Facilitator Training Training is offered several times a year for adult’s interested in utilizing cooperative learning skills for the purposes of classroom or group instruction, staff development or self-exploration. This unique training opportunity provides 45 hours of hands on experiential learning. This style of facilitation can be utilized with large or small groups of all ages. This facilitator training offers a new approach to teaching life skills and lessons through games, activities, initiatives and the utilization of high and low element ropes courses. In addition to this learned technique of facilitation, trainees will personally have the experience of improved self-awareness, self-esteem, communication, and leadership skills. This is an interactive training with 2 days of indoor games and limited space initiatives and activities, 2 days are spent on a low element challenge course and 1 day on a high elements ropes course. The classroom and limited space training will be done at Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, the low challenge course skills will be taught at Blue Heron Challenge Course both in Franklin. The high ropes course is located in Columbus, Indiana at Columbus Youth Camp. Johnson County Community Corrections and Franklin Parks and Recreation cooperatively offer this training at a minimal cost of $155.00 per trainee. The Juvenile Staff of JCCC also offer limited staff development facilitation specializing in those who work with at-risk youth and youth service providers.
Blue Heron Challenge Course Prevention Program The Blue Heron Challenge Course is a partnership formed between Franklin Parks and Recreation, & Johnson County Community Corrections. The Parks Dept owns, operates and maintains the Course while JCCC Juvenile Staff provide facilitator training and event staffing. This program is available to any youth serving agency working to promote improved problem-solving, effective communication, self-awareness, goal-setting, leadership, decision-making, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, trust and substance abuse resistance skills. Activity processing can be customized to meet the needs of the group. The cost is $8.00 per youth, per day and is payable to Franklin Parks & Recreation.
Community Service Learning This supervised group of probation referred youth provides free service to non-profit or governmental agencies within Johnson County. These services are available at pre-arranged times to do general cleaning, painting, landscaping, moving, basic building tasks and bulk mailings etc. Youth are not permitted to use power equipment by IOSHA standards. Work projects should include opportunities for youth to learn new skills from mentoring adults, provide the community a viable service and expose future volunteer opportunities. Youth are required to attend an Orientation to sign-up for the program and pay a fee of $1.50 per assigned work hour. FACT/Facing Adolescent Challenges Together The FACT program is an education level drug and alcohol program. The program accepts referrals from court, parents and schools. This is an 8-hour program that meets from 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. one Wednesday and Thursday each month. Parents must attend with their child. FACT educates the parent and child in the physical, mental, emotional, and financial effects of substance use as well as juvenile laws and parental responsibility. The program takes an experiential learning approach to show first hand the consequences of risk-taking behavior. This program is done in collaboration with Johnson Memorial Hospital and includes tours of various areas and aspects of that facility. Various speakers give testimonies on the effect substance abuse has had on them and their families. The FACT program participants are required to attend an Orientation to sign-up for the program and pay a fee of $85.00.
Family Camp Family Camp is an Intervention/Secondary Prevention, group based, weekend experience for adolescents and their parents. This program focuses on strengthening and preserving families over the course of one, fourteen hour, weekend experience (Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.). The Family Camp format provides for separated adolescent and adult learning, followed by integrated skill practice opportunities. Topics include: Empathy, Behavior Management Techniques, Family Rules, Identifying Feelings, Praise for Being and Doing, Strengths of Children, Self-Awareness and Getting Needs Met. A low ropes challenge course experience provides families an opportunity to apply the skills taught through this program. A program fee of $100.00 has been assessed to this program. Family Camp accepts court ordered, school and parent referrals.
Family Resource Program The Family Resource Program (FRP) acts as a community liaison for the Franklin, Edinburgh, and Nineveh Hensley Jackson School Corporations, and the families of elementary students (K-6th grade) who have been tardy or absent more days then their school attendance policy allows. The Family Resource Officer meets with school representatives to gain an accurate understanding of the academic and behavioral issues being exhibited by the student. A face to face assessment is then conducted with the parent/guardian to identify the risk and needs of the family that may be contributing to poor school attendance, academic and behavior problems. An Action Plan is agreed upon and signed by the parent/guardian that outlines community resources that can reduce their number of risk and needs while improving overall school performance. This program is offered in an attempt to identify high risk families and provide community supports at an early age, to reduce potential delinquency.
Functional Family Therapy The FFT program is a grant-funded project offered to Johnson County Residents only. This therapeutic model services juvenile offenders and their families at a minimal cost of $20.00 per session. The goal of FFT is to facilitate change in family interact ional patterns, outline more effective discipline strategies, and address family issues that may be contributing to the behavioral problems the youth may be experiencing. The target referrals served by this program come from two populations: Those who are too young for most traditional court served programs and those who have been engaged in the justice system for an extended period of time, and are in need of transitional skills to assist in the return to their families and communities.
Home Detention (Juvenile) Provides electronically monitored Home Detention for juveniles ordered by Johnson County or transferring courts. Participants are fitted with an anklet, which allows Community Corrections to know when an offender comes and goes from their residence. Participants are only permitted to go directly to and from school, work and/or court ordered appointments. Participants are required to report to Community Corrections each Wednesday to submit their proposed schedule for the upcoming week. During this check-in participants present verification of all activities approved on their previous schedule as well as make fee payments. Juvenile Staff conduct the weekly check-ins, contact the participants school daily to check attendance and work with employers and counselors to assure success while on the program. The Field Officer Staff of Community Corrections make random visits to assure the participant is where they are scheduled to be. Each youth is assessed a fee of $10.00 per day while monitored on this program.
Parent/Adolescent Program Parent/Adolescent is a Treatment/Tertiary Prevention level program. This is a ten week, three hours per week course. During the first hour of each class parents and adolescents a introduced to a new skill using developmentally appropriate techniques. The parents and adolescent groups are than combined to practice and integrate new skills into their family. The program format consist of: Check-in, Nurturing Self Activities, Snack Time, Parenting and Communication Skills, Home Practice Assignments, Evaluation and Closing. Licensed Parent/Adolescent Handbooks are used in this program and for Home Practice Assignments. Topics include: Empathy, Parent and Teen Relationships, Self Awareness, Praise for Being and Doing, Getting Needs Met, Understanding Feelings, The Adolescent Brain, Constructive Communication, Negotiation and Compromise, Power and Authority, Problem Solving, Discipline, Family Morals-Values and Rules, Friends and Curfew, Behavior Management, Teen Sexuality, Alcohol and Drugs, Violent and Possessive Relationships, and Teen Developmental Issues. There is a $180.00 fee assessed to this program. Referrals are accepted through court order only.
P.R.I.M.E. For Life Is a 20 hour, closed-ended, alcohol and drug risk reduction program. Youth meet 2 times a week for 2 hours each session. This research based curriculum explores topics such as: values, physiological and psychological effects, risk factors and reduction, tolerance, dependence, loss of control, future planning, and the importance of a support network. Youth pay $120.00 in program fees and $25.00 for the required workbook.
Restorative Justice Conferencing/ Community Restoration Restorative Justice provides a mediation setting were the offender faces his/her victim through a professionally led conference. The conference involves support persons of both the victim and offender and any other stakeholders affected by the incident. Conferences are designed to foster empathy in offenders while giving victims a voice. Conferencing allows all parties a forum to express their feelings, settle differences, regain balance and achieve a sense of resolution and closure. Those involved in the conference will arrive at a workable action plan created to repair the harm. Compliance of the action plan is monitored by Community Corrections.
SHOCAP- Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program SHOCAP provides a community based option for the most serious habitual offenders, who would otherwise be placed outside their home. SHOCAP is a level of heightened accountability within a graduated phase system. This program requires a multi-agency approach that calls for intense supervision, electronic monitoring, individualized case planning and regular reviews by a professional screening team. A deputized officer acts as the SHOCAP Tracker and is responsible for monitoring and managing offender activity. SHOCAP offenders are charged $10.00 per day while being monitored and must be court ordered into the program.
Thinking For A Change Thinking for a Change is comprised of 22 lessons. T4C is a research based cognitive restructuring curriculum comprised of 3 basic components: cognitive self-change, social skills and problem solving. Cognitive self-change identifies thinking, belief, attitude and value building methods. There are 11 lessons targeting critical social skills, which support the cognitive restructuring process and is followed by problem solving techniques. Participants will attend T4C 2 days a week for 2 hour sessions. Parental participation is required for the first initial session only. This component is taught by a certified instructor at a total cost of $150.00.
Adult Programs – Fees:
12-05-07 $45.00 Intake Kit $19.00 Per Day-$133.00 Weekly (Upfront Fee at Intake $311.00) $1.20 Per Meal Commissary Price List
12-05-07 $50.00 Initial Fee $20.00 Per Day-$140.00 Weekly (Upfront Fee at Intake $330.00)
Community Service $1.50/Assigned Hour
Prime For Life $50.00 Fee + $25.00 Book Fee
Day Reporting $50.00 Initial Fee $5.00 Per Day
Transfers $50.00 Initial Fee
Drug Screen Tests $30.00 and up
Juvenile Programs – Fees:
Home Detention $10.00/Day
Facing Alcohol Challenges Together (FACT) $85.00/Session
Prime For Life $120.00 Fee + $50.00 Book Fee (Two Required books $25.00 each)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) $20.00 Per Session
Restorative Justice $50.00 Fee Community Service Learning $1.50 Per Assigned Hour
Thinking for a change $150.00
SHOCAP $15.00 per Day
Family Camp $100.00 Per Family
Parent Adolescent $180.00 Per Family