Types of GrantsComprehensive Plans and Services
This program supports a wide-range of local sanctions and services, including cognitive behavioral programming; substance abuse treatment; mental health treatment; case management; education; pretrial services; day reporting; electronic monitoring; employment and community service.
Residential Services funds are utilized to purchase residential and support services for eligible felony offenders in accord with state and local guidelines and eligibility criteria. Offenders with higher guideline scores, probation violators, parole violations and felony drunk driving offenders have accounted for increasing proportions of new enrollments in residential programs. These increases are expected to continue as more offenders are sentenced according to the provisions of the statutory sentencing guidelines and as greater reliance is placed on utilizing combinations of jail and other community-based programming for straddle cell and other priority population groups.
Drunk Driver Jail Reduction & Community Treatment Program
The Drunk Driver Jail Reduction & Community Treatment Program funds are awarded to support treatment options to reduce drunk driving and drunk driving-related deaths by addressing the alcohol addiction pursuant to local comprehensive corrections plans developed under the P.A. 511.
The funds may be expended for any of the following purposes: (a) to increase availability of treatment options; (b) to divert from jail sentences or to reduce the length of jail sentences for felony drunk drivers who otherwise would have been sentenced to jail; and (c) to provide a policy and funding framework to make additional jail space available for housing convicted felons with the aim of enabling counties to receive county jail reimbursement and reduce the number of felons sentenced to prison.
Community Corrections Act Program Features
Among 27 state community corrections acts nationwide, several factors distinguish Michigan as an innovator in shaping policy with the entire criminal justice system as follows:
· Broad, statewide acceptance -- Michigan has 48 Community Corrections Advisory Boards serving 74 counties.
· Data-informed, policy-driven systems -- Michigan uses thorough analyses of sentencing data, jail use, sanctions, services and assessments to appropriately match the program intensity and length of stays for offenders.
· Felony offender priority populations -- Michigan targets certain felons (straddle cell and/or higher-end violators) for community corrections act programs and services.
· Partnerships and resource efficiencies -- Michigan encourages each grant award recipient to engage in partnerships locally and use all appropriate nonprofit, local, state, and federal funds before using state community corrections act grant dollars.