The Community Corrections Program provides local Circuit and District Courts with community-based sentencing alternatives, and operates under the guidance of the WCUP Community Corrections Advisory Board and the supervision of State of Michigan’s Reentry Division – Office of Community Corrections. When non-violent offenders are sentenced to intensive supervision, substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavior programming or evidence based practice programs, the daily county jail population is reduced and the degree of recidivism (re-offending) is substantially reduced. Any available space that is then freed up from the above mentioned programs allows the counties and State to house the less-violent, prison-bound offenders deemed suitable for incarceration within the local county jail. As prison is the most expensive sentencing option, the Community Corrections Program saves State dollars when offenders are housed in local jails as opposed to prisons.
Providing easy accessible, responsive, and professional information and assistance to Upper Peninsula citizens and families in need, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Offering classes across the Upper Peninsula for disease prevention, management, and wellness.
Facilitating in home service options to avoid or delay nursing home placement to help individual’s live independently.