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NCJ Number: 156152 Find in a Library
Title: Day Reporting Center
Journal: Compiler  Dated:(Winter/Spring 1995)  Pages:10-12
Author(s): K Turnbaugh
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff's Department of Community Supervision and Intervention, in conjunction with the Treatment Alternatives for Special Clients, established the Day Reporting Center (DRC) where nonviolent pretrial detainees receive supervision and rehabilitative services instead of jail time.
Abstract: All participants in the DRC are male; 56 percent are 24 years old or younger, and 60 percent enter the program with drug-related issues. The program starts with 15 days of orientation. In 90 hours of educational programming, participants receive instruction in drug and alcohol education; the violence interruption process, which focuses on cultural differences and conflict resolution; HIV/AIDS education; life skills management; and treatment readiness. Participants who continuously test positive for drug use are returned to the county jail or placed in the prerelease center. Program length runs an average of 67 days. Staff members act similarly to probation officers, maintaining daily contact with participants, providing follow-up contact, and talking to family and counseling participants weekly. The center runs on an eight-track program structure; each track provides a regimented schedule of classes and counseling sessions depending on participants' needs. Because the program has been operating for only 2 years, long- term rehabilitation data are not available.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional Day Programs; Illinois; Program design
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