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Lake County Residential Reentry Program
5565 South M-37 Baldwin, MI 49304
Facility Supervisor: Jeffrey LaPlante (231) 745-7330
The Department first opened the Lake County Technical Rule Violator (TRV) Center in 1991 which was located in a Lake County jail annex. Technical parole and CRP violators were placed in Lake County TRV in lieu of return to incarceration.
The program expanded in 1992 to include a portion of the former Huron Valley Women's Facility near Ann Arbor and in 1995, a coed Technical Rule Violation Center was added at Camp Gilman near Clarkston, which formerly housed women offenders. In 1998, the Department expanded the original TRV Center in Lake County. In 2004, the Gilman TRV Center was closed and female offenders were placed at the Grand Rapids Corrections Center-TRV. In January 2008, the Grand Rapids Corrections Center-TRV was closed.
In early 2008, the Department changed its focus from TRV centers to Residential Reentry Programs. Lake County Residential Reentry Program (LCRRP) falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of Parole and Probation Services within Field Operations Administration. Residents housed at this facility include both male and female parolees who are placed as a condition of their parole for 90-120 days. The offender may be required to attend and participate in specific programming prior to their release to the community. Offenders may also be placed at LCRRP to engage in programming as an intervention to address behaviors causing a downward spiral in their transition within the community.
Comprehensive and structured programming that is offered at LCRRP will include but is not limited to facilitated groups addressing Substance Abuse Education and Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Employment Placement Assistance, Serv Safe, AA/NA, Public Works, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt A Highway and other programming including community service projects. Community service projects provide local non-profit agencies and communities with supervised work crews who are engaged in a variety of chores, including mowing grass and other manual work.
The intent of the program is to enhance public safety and parole success. Staff will assist offenders with their transition back to their communities by connecting residents with community-based partners to ensure a continuum of care, immediate engagement in program and access to needed services is provided.