Randolph County Community Corrections Mission Statement
To establish an alternative program that provides structured and rehabilitative services to citizens of Randolph, Pocahontas, and Tucker County to help them become motivated and successful citizens.
In June 2005, the Randolph County Community Corrections was a vision of a community based correctional program to be offered in Randolph County which became a reality. The current Regional Director, with the help of the judicial system, developed a correctional program beneficial to Randolph County that would provide rehabilitative services to transition offenders back to their local community. The Randolph County Community Corrections established a working relationship with the judicial system, the local board, and the community, during the first few years of operation; to determine what services are needed for the offender population of Randolph County. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) were added to the program when the Current Regional Director invited local NA and AA chapters to visit the Day Report Center (DRC) site to provide guidance to the offenders. NA and AA sessions continue to this day. A working relationship was also developed with the local Youth Health Service to provide the program with parenting classes for offenders needing support with their children.
During the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the Randolph County Community Corrections began a major expansion. Randolph, Tucker, and Barbour Counties joined together to develop a regionalized program, which initiated a name change to North Central Community Corrections (NCCC). NCCC worked closely with each individual county judicial system to determine what services would be beneficial to their local criminal community. NCCC added Relapse Prevention, Individual Therapy, GED, and Domestic Violence to Randolph County. By the end of the year NCCC sent staff members to the State Police Academy for training on the LS/CMI. This training allows staff members to assess each offender on their specific needs to assist them in returning to the community.
During this current year NCCC established a Day Report Center in Tucker County. Since the beginning of fiscal year Tucker County has already obtained 20 participants on the program. With the guidance of the judicial system, Tucker County is seeking the services that are to be beneficial to their Criminal Community. Tucker County now offers Alcoholics Anonymous, Batters Intervention Prevention Program (BIPPs), and GED. NCCC continues to seek and provide additional services to better guide their offender population into a society without crime.
The ultimate goal of the NCCC’s role in Community Restorative Justice is providing offenders with the necessary structure and guidance to lead a productive and healthy lifestyle, for those offenders to be released from incarceration, and to provide a smooth-transition into the community. NCCC gives the judicial system the option of a community based alternative sentencing program which allows the judicial system to focus on the reasons for the increase in the criminal community by addressing each offender risk level to give them the help that is needed to reduce recidivism. NCCC’s main focus will be to continue to provide the specific services indicated by their offender population. One of the main focuses of the program is delivery of services, by doing will help reduce recidivism. With continued research of each county’s criminal population, NCCC can advance the current services and/or add services that target the specific need for that county.
NCCC assists the offender in acquiring skills that lead to a healthy and productive life style. Each offender has a different risk level and need that must be addressed to accomplish their success. NCCC provides each offender with an assessment, Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI), to determine how high of a risk level they are and what needs are to be addressed. Then those offenders are to participate in services that will help on those needs that are identified from the LS/CMI.
For example: like offender who dropped out of school will require attending GED class to obtain their GED. Another example is find or retain a full time job, NCCC requires each offender if not employed to complete 40 hours of community services per week. If employed full time the offender is required to complete 8 hours of community service per week. In addition, offenders with specialized skills are matched with a community service project where their skills can be best utilized. Throughout the offender sentence, the individual must comply with the rules and regulations of NCCC program. If at any point the offender violates those rules and regulations, it is the court’s decision as to what sanction is appropriate for that violation.