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Marion County Community Corrections

Time Line of Events

Preface: Penal Code of 1977 increased pressure on the capacity of prison systems, thus

1979 - General Assembly creates Community Corrections.

1980 - Criminal Justice Institute created.

1981 - Community Corrections Advisory Board mandated.

1983 - Community Corrections legislation mandated. Department of Correction authorization to promulgate rules and administer regulations to enable department to make grants to counties out of monies appropriated by the legislature to provide effective alternatives to imprisonment at local levels.

Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board established.

Marion County Community Corrections implemented.

John von Arx appointed Marion County Community Corrections Executive Director.

Marion County Community Corrections receives grant funds in the amount of $332,966.

1984 - Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC) created.

1986 - Julie von Arx appointed Marion County Community Corrections Executive Director.

Marion County Community Corrections utilizes electronic monitoring of home detention offenders.

1990 - Marion County Community Corrections opens the Community Corrections Center (Annex) at 147 E. Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

First State DNA Lab operates out of the Community Corrections Center.

The Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC) introduces first time legislation:

Giving community corrections more voice in local government and criminal justice systems;

Senate Enrolled Act 380-reinserts the sunset clause and extends 380 for two (2) years;

Direct placement of offenders to community corrections in lieu of a commitment to Department of Correction and allows non-suspendable D felons eligibility in community corrections programming.

1991 - Senate Bill 601-Direct placement of offenders to community corrections.

Juvenile Reentry Services Program-specialized home detention program with electronic monitoring and substance abuse treatment program, family and individual counseling implemented.

Home Detention Officer Firearms Policy adopted.

1991 - Senate Bill 44-Clean up of the direct commitment bill.

1993 - Marion County Community Corrections contracts with the John P. Craine House to house female offenders and their children.

Marion County Community Corrections orders double bunking at the Community Corrections Center to ease jail overcrowding.

1995 - Community Corrections Center Maintenance Coordinator position created.

1997 - Brian Barton is appointed Marion County Community Corrections Executive Director.

Bill Dishman and Mike Lloyd appointed Deputy Directors of Marion County Community Corrections.

Marion County Community Corrections implements a new juvenile home detention program.

Marion County Community Corrections contracts with the Revenue Enhancement Division of Marion County to collect user fees from offenders.

1998 - Marion County Community Corrections removes the "jail" reference from Jail Component and revises all documents to read Corrections Center Component.

Marion County Community Corrections implements a monitoring center to monitor home detention offenders.

Marion County implements JURIS monitoring program.

Home Detention Officer Firearms Policy revised.

1999 - Marion County Community Corrections issues first agency annual report.

All misdemeanants are mandated to be housed at a local level.

Marion County Community Corrections implements a Male Day Reporting Program.

Marion County Community Corrections begins electronic monitoring of pretrial offenders.

Marion County Community Corrections implements a Community Transition Program.

Marion County Community Corrections issues a global positioning satellite (GPS) test press release.

Marion County Community Corrections designates a Chief of Security for the Community Corrections Center.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into an Interlocal agreement to provide the Marion County Justice Agency electronic monitoring services.

2000 - Community Work Service Program implemented. Offenders with minor rule violations

supervised by Probation to work with the Department of Public Works, City Market to revitalize neighborhoods and public areas.

Community Court Building, first satellite office for Marion County Community Corrections, opens its doors.

Marion County Community Corrections decreases offender movement traffic between the Community Corrections Center and the Marion County Jail by implementing the Center Inmate Population Switch Program.

Marion County Community Corrections introduces global positioning satellite (GPS) technology to the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Offender Movement Program implemented. Provides courts with specific program/components for sentencing.

Offenders transported by vehicle between Community Corrections Center and the Marion County Jail due to the opening of Conseco Fieldhouse.

Transitional Placement Committee formed.

2001 - Marion County Community Corrections receives first time funding from the Criminal Justice Institute for a substance abuse treatment program.

Enhanced Community Transition Program implemented.

House Bill 1806-home detention offender must be supervised by the county he/she resides.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into an interlocal agreement with Probation for probable cause drug and alcohol testing.

Marion County Community Corrections opens a second home detention satellite office, Forest Manor Multi-Service Center.

Community Court Prevention Grant-Conflict Resolution Services Coordinator implemented.

Marion County Community Corrections goes live with a global positioning satellite (GPS) monitoring system for home detention offenders.

DNA Lab vacates the Community Corrections Center.

Marion County Community Corrections remodels the Community Corrections Center basement to provide offender treatment classes.

Marion County Community Corrections revises its mission statement to remove the wording "Marion County Jail Inmate Workers" .

The Technical Rule Violation (TRV) Program added to the continuum of services.

An operational needs assessment of Marion County Community Corrections is performed by Voorhis/Robertson Justice Services.

Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board establishes a Work Release Sub-Committee.

Criminal Justice Institute Planning Advisory Committee formed.

Marion County Community Corrections provides home detention officers with mobile data terminals.

2002 - Marion County Community Corrections implements a mental health component.

Mary Lee Luskin of IU evaluates Marion County Community Corrections' mental health component.

Faternal Order of Police unionization of home detention officers.

Marion County Community Corrections utilizes a new database to track home detention participants that is linked to MECA.

Marion Community Corrections transfers the supervision and management of the Day Reporting Component to home detention.

Marion County Community Corrections increases the inmate capacity at the Community Corrections Center from 280 to 340 offenders.

Marion County Community Corrections identifies 1.3 million of Department of Correction carryover funds to alleviate jail overcrowding.

2003 - Marion County Community Corrections' management staff attends the "What Works", a Dr. Ed Latessa presentation of evidence based practices.

Marion County Community Corrections certifies component staff in the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) assessment tool.

Marion County Community Corrections implements the Independent Residential, Home Detention Curfew and Home Incarceration pro grams.

Marion County Community Corrections implements pre-trial programming to alleviate jail overcrowding.

Marion County Community Corrections appoints Tiffany Clark as Budget Manager.

Adoption of the jail classification system for community corrections occurs.

Marion County Community Corrections utilizes the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) technology.

The Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC) elects Marion County Community Corrections Director, Brian Barton as president of the association.

Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board Chairman, David Cook directs Marion County Community Corrections to evaluate the need for a county operated work release center.

The Arrestee Processing Center (APC) opens.

2004 - Marion County Community Corrections implements "Thinking for a Change" program.

Marion County Community Corrections implements new salary structure for home detention officers and case managers funded by offender user fees.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into an interlocal agreement with Johnson County to provide a pre-trial work release program.

A Forensic Diversion Committee is established.

Marion County Community Corrections reaches milestone of 1,000 home detention offenders monitored.

Reentry Court is implemented.

The Indianapolis Urban League grant is established that targets African American males on home detention residing in northern Center Township of Marion County.

Marion County Community Corrections introduces faith based initiatives.

Marion County Community Corrections introduces the Massachusetts Avenue work release center proposal to the Marion County Zoning Board and is denied zoning.

Marion County Community Corrections Budget Manager, Tiffany Clark is recognized as the Administrative Support Staff of the year by the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC).

2005 - Marion County Community Corrections welcomes Mary Stewart to its staff.

Marion County Community Corrections appoints the following Deputy Directors:

Deputy Director of Finance, Tiffany Clark

Deputy Director of Intake/Reentry, Charles Eid

Deputy Director of Operations, Bill Dishman

Deputy Director of Program, Mary Stewart

Marion County Community Corrections introduces the Ludlow Avenue work release center proposal to the Marion County Zoning Board and wins zoning approval.

House Bill 1813 revised-requires state and locally operated community corrections programs to report electronically to the Legislative Services Agency, race, ethnicity, gender and communicable disease carrier status of offenders in the programs.

Marion County Community Corrections leases office space at 155 E. Market, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marion County Community Corrections implements Daily Reporting to alleviate jail overcrowding.

Marion County Community Corrections begins the oversight of the juvenile home detention program.

Marion County Community Corrections identifies $60,000 of Department of Correction carryover funds for Marion County Superior Court for Juvenile Court and Justice Facilitation.

Senate Bill 175-all violent offenders must be monitored by a global positioning satellite (GPS) device.

Marion County Community Corrections implements the Correctional Offender Management and Profiling Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) assessment tool.

The Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC) re-elects Marion County Community Corrections Director, Brian Barton as president of the association.

2006 - The Forensic Diversion Plan of Marion County is created.

Marion County Community Corrections receives the approval to purchase the Ludlow Avenue Work Release Center.

The Family Interaction Pass Program-a pass structure that balances effective practices related to time in the community with accountability is implemented.

Marion County Community Corrections restructures home detention to reflect Community Supervision Managers (CSM) to focus on the needs of the offender.

Marion County Community Corrections receives approval of the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board to implement a Substance Abuse Time Cuts Program for offenders.

Marion County Community Corrections receives approval of the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board to implement a SCRAM Compliance and Non-Compliance program.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into a contractual agreement with Fairbanks to provide substance abuse evaluation and treatment for offenders sentenced to the Corrections Center Component.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into a contractual agreement with Midwest Psychological Center to provide mental health services to offenders sentenced to the Corrections Center Component.

Marion County Community Corrections increases its SCRAM fee from $10.00 per day to $12.00 per day for offenders sentenced to the program.

Marion County Community Corrections enters into a contractual agreement with Executive Services Corps to facilitate a strategic planning session with the Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Marion County Community Corrections reaches milestone of 1,700 home detention offenders monitored.

Marion County Community Corrections reorganizes it administrative support staff by placing them under the direction of the Executive Assistant to the Director to provide better customer service to the public, courts, attorneys and offenders.

Marion County Community Corrections Advisory Board names the work release center after former State Senator Leslie Duvall, the Duvall Residential Center.