Program Name: Probation and Restitution Center Program (PRC)
Program Duration: The total time in the PRC Program shall be based on the individual offender needs and program design, but shall not exceed twelve (12) months, unless otherwise stipulated by court order.
Program Description: The PRC program is a highly structured community-based residential prison diversion program. Offender/residents participate in group counseling and case management sessions. The social learning environment provides offenders/residents with continuous peer support and challenges in daily living skills. The major learning themes are criminal thinking patterns, life skills, budgeting, personal responsibility and accountability, and employment readiness or skills training. Offender/residents prepare for re-entry into the work environment and transition into the community.
The program provides a sentencing alternative and a resource for supervised offenders who are experiencing difficulty complying with their conditions of supervision and meeting their court ordered financial obligations, including payment of restitution to victims, court costs and costs of supervision. The program also provides transition assistance to recently released inmates.
The PRC program consists of two (2) phases:
Recipients: The recipients for the PRC programs are offenders under community supervision with the Department and recently released inmates in need of transition services.
Criteria for admission: In order to be eligible for participation in a PRC program, an offender/resident must be meet specific criteria.
Institutional: Contracted programs are currently located in Judicial Circuits 4, 5 and 9.