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November 2, 2013

Community Corrections moves into new home

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That expansion though left Community Corrections seriously short on space. “We’re here to help people change,” said Snider. “We didn’t have any place to work one on one with our clients and we need to do that. There are additional programs we wanted to offer, but just didn’t have the space to do that.”

The new office did not just happen. Community Corrections had a study done to see how they were complying with their Department of Corrections grant. That led to the county advisory board giving approval a year ago to start a search for a new facility. “We looked at several properties, but I kept driving by the old clinic and finally we began checking into it,” said Snider.

The building was owned by the Daviess Community Hospital and had been vacant for several years. After some months of negotiations, Community Corrections made a deal to purchase the building for $34,000. “We utilized user fees to pay for the building,” said Snider. “We finalized the purchase on Sept. 1, and then we began doing some upgrades to get ready to move. The good thing is that since this had been a medical facility there was already some security built in. The I.T. Department added some cameras and the building was already ADA ready.”

The office staff for the Work Release Program also moved into the new facility, even though the program participants will still be at the jail. “The separation of the staff from the jail should not be a big issue,” said Snider. “With electronics we should be able to continue to communicate with the jail officers.”

“The book-in officers handle the people who check in and out,” said Yvette Arney with the Work Release Program. “The office staff re-location shouldn’t make a difference.”

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