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Jail & Community Based Case Management Program

Case managers screen and assess offenders, determine eligibility and refer offenders to client specific services such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, GED, residential substance abuse treatment, counseling, Education to Employment, and various other need based services. This is a service that provides problem-solving activity for a specific population to address barrios to successful completion of probation characterized by advocacy, communication, and resource management.

Offenders may be referred to Community Corrections through their Attorneys, Judges, Probation Officers, and the Prosecuting Attorney. Once ordered to an alternative sanction, the Case Manager Coordinates referrals, monitors offender participation and compliance, and makes reports to the probation officer and court as needed.  Case management services are available for offenders pre-trial and post-sentencing in the community as well as in jail.

Probation Residential Services 

Inpatient substance abuse treatment may be offered in lieu of all or part of a jail sentence for the substance-abusing offender. Once the offender is discharged after completing his/her treatment the center will recommend aftercare in his/her community, i.e., outpatient counseling, AA Meetings, the Williams House.

  •  Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Services:      Local service providers in each county provide outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Services for eligible offenders.  

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The CBT Program is being offered in Alpena, Cheboygan, and Crawford County Jails for eligible offenders. This program provides a treatment approach for changing behaviors of individuals who have both problems of substance abuse and criminal behavior. The program is provided for 8 - 10 weeks in jail. Once the offender completes his/her sentence, the next phase of the CBT Program will be continued in his/her community.


The GED Program is being offered in the Alpena, Cheboygan, and Crawford County Jails and funding is also available regionally for testing within the community. This program addresses the education needs for moderate to high risk felony offenders who hope to obtain an education that will lead to gainful employment opportunities. Tutoring is available to the community at each MI Works! location.

Follow the link below to connect to community based adult education opportunities with MI Works!


Education to Employment

The Education to Employment Program utilizes community service providers (i.e. Kirtland Community College, Industrial Arts Institute, Alpena Community College, and North Central MI College) to identify client specific learning objectives and assist in the placement and completion of certification program.

This open ended program provides avenues for success by assisting clients with applying for financial aid, connecting with funding resources within the community, and applying for college based certification programs. The Community Corrections Case Manager follows client's progress from the referral process to the assessment, enrollment, and completion, ensuring that the learning objectives are being met and attendance is consistent.

Once certification program is completed, the Community Corrections Case Manager will make referral to appropriate employment placement agency i.e.NE MI Consortium/ MIWorks!

Drunk Driving Jail Reimbursement (DDJR)

 DDJR is designed to house OUIL 3rd offenders locally. Per legislation, the sheriff’s office may be reimbursed for housing costs of offenders. Reimbursement is based upon receipt of actual invoices. It is estimated at a rate of $43.50 per day up to a maximum of five (5) days or $217.50 per inmate with completion of required substance abuse assessment.

  • DDJR Assessment:     Catholic Human Services conducts an ASAM Level of Care Assessment with a Substance Use Diagnosis for OUIL 3rd offenders housed in the regions county jails. Allowing the DDJR funds awarded to the NEMCCAB to be utilized appropriately Substance abuse assessment services would be provided in order to utilize these funds for convicted OUIL-3rd offenders with a PRV less than 35.

Pretrial Supervision Services

The Pretrial Services Program is available in Otsego County for those charged with felony offenses that are moderate to high risk based on the PRAXIS Risk Assessment scores. The program reduces likelihood of reoffending while out on bond and encourages bond compliance through use of supervision and drug/alcohol testing.

The program is designed to increase likelihood of community based sanctions versus incarceration and promotes supervised jail alternatives like the Otsego County Work Camp, MDOC Probation, and Drug Court. The program provides the courts with good faith in the client’s ability to comply with supervision through action by the clients, creating the ability for the courts to make informed decisions while also mitigating the risk to public safety and increasing appropriate jail utilization. 

Eligibility Criteria :   Includes those charged with a felony offence that score moderate to high in overall risk on the PRAXIS Risk Assessment. Those scoring less than moderate to high in overall risk on the PRAXIS will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Those excluded from enrollment are offenders already under MDOC supervision without a new charge. PRAXIS Risk Assessment: scoring three (3) to nine (9) (moderate- high)

Participation Rules:   Comply with all bond conditions and program requirements. All violations are reported immediately and repercussions may include increased bond amount of revocation of bond prior to case resolution.

PRAXIS Risk Assessment

In accordance with MCR 6.106 the Pretrial Supervision Services Program utilizes the PRAXIS Risk Assessment Tool. This tool is utilized to score factors that research has shown to be predictive of pretrial misconduct either failure to appear or re-arrest. The risk score is utilized to develop a bail and supervision recommendations in order to mitigate risk of failure to appear or re-arrest. The goal of utilizing this assessment is to maximize the number of defendants that can be released into the community while detaining those posing to high of a risk to the community.

The assessment consists of a brief interview and review of the defendant’s current charges and criminal history through LEIN and the Judicial Data Warehouse (JDW). Information obtained during the interview is verified when possible for accuracy through contact with references, employers, schools, family members, probation/parole agents, and others who may have additional information needed to accurately assess the defendant.

The assessment may be used by the 87-A District Court or 46th Circuit Court as a tool for connecting each eligible defendant with Pretrial Supervision Services and appropriate supervision recommendations based on supervision options currently available for utilization.

 Eligibility Criteria:    All those charged with a felony offence referred by the Jail, Defense Attorney, Judge, Prosecutor, or Magistrate. Those excluded are those charged with a Group 1 felony offence and those who the prosecutor/Judge is unwilling to release on bond with Community Corrections programming.