BUTTE PRE-RELEASE CENTER STAFF
Jay Grant, Program Administrator
Jay has been with the Community, Counseling, and Correctional
Services, Inc. (CCCS) since June 1992. He has
served as the Program Coordinator for the Butte Pre-Release
Center and the Women's Transitional Center since October 1999.
Prior to this position, Jay had been a Case Manager for seven years. Jay
has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Anthropology with an emphasis on
Social Welfare from Eastern Oregon University at La Grande,
Oregon. Jay is also a trained Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®)
facilitator and has received additional training to provide domestic violence programming.
Mike 'Rocko' Mulcahy, Chief of Security
Rocko started with CCCS in April 1994.
He has been Chief of Security since 2004, serving both the men's and
women's centers. Before this Rocko worked as a Resident
Assistant and Case Manager in the men's program. Rocko served in the
military, and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Society and
Technology from Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte,
Montana. Rocko served as a Butte Silver Bow County
Commissioner from 2000 to 2008.
Administrative Support Technician
Lindsey joined CCCS in March 2009 as a Security Tech at the
Butte Pre-Release Center, was then promoted to the Intake Specialist
position at the Connections Corrections Program located in Warm Springs.
On November 14, 2011 she took the Bookkeeper position for the BPRC/WTC
programs and was then promoted to Administrative Support Technician on
April 4, 2013. Lindsey earned her Bachelor's degree in Business
Management and Information Technology from the University of Montana -
Montana Tech in Butte, Montana.
Pellegrini, Administrative Hearings Officer
John has been with CCCS since January 1994. He coordinates the resident disciplinary process
for the men's and women's centers, as well as the Connections, RYO and WATCh
Programs. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a
Social Justice option from Montana State University in Bozeman,
Montana. John was raised in Anaconda, Montana where he still resides.
Treatment Coordinator/Correctional Programming Specialist
Jim joined CCCS in 1985 with a Bachelor's degree in Education from the
University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. He has
extensive work experience and had worked as a Resident Assistant and as a
Case Manager prior to becoming the Correctional Programming Specialist in
1998. Prior to his hiring at CCCS, Jim was a school teacher. Jim is a certified MRT®
facilitator and is trained in Cognitive Principles and Restructuring,
Reality Therapy, and Criminal Thinking Errors.
As Correctional Programming Specialist, Jim coordinates the
delivery of individual and group correctional programming.
Resident Employment Specialist
Scott began working at CCCS in February 1995. Prior to
that, he worked for the Butte Silver Bow County.
He serves both the men's and women's centers, providing services that
assist residents in developing Life Skills, which is comprised of three
components: Employment, Vital Records, and Education. Since
assuming his position, Scott has boosted the employment rate averages to
98 percent for the women's center and 93 percent for the men's center;
during the summer months (April through September), the employment
averages run nearly 100 percent in both programs. The area served
has expanded under Scott's tenure; it now includes: Butte, Whitehall,
Three Forks, Manhattan, Bozeman, Anaconda, Philipsburg, and Deer Lodge. He
studied Social Sciences for five years at the University of Montana at
Western in Dillon, Montana, formerly Western Montana College.
Scott is a certified trainer in cognitive principles restructuring, and
is also a certified batterers trainer.
Meg Murphy, Vocational Coordinator & Technology
Meg began working with CCCS on September 6, 2005. Meg was previously employed from 2001-2005
as an adjunct instructor at Montana Tech of the University of Montana
teaching microcomputer classes including MS Office software. From 1994-1998,
Meg was a Case Manager for the Women's Transition Center. From
1989-1995, she was a high school teacher at Butte Central Catholic High
School. Meg earned a Masters Degree in Technology and Education from Lesley College in
She also holds a Montana teachers' endorsement. In her position, she develops and implements computer-based programming
for the resident populations of both the men's and women's centers;
develops and implements technology instruction for the same resident
populations; provides staff instructions in different software packages;
and continues to expand and monitor many of the same services and
educational programs to the resident population. Between Montana
Tech and Butte Central High School, Meg has coached women's basket ball
for 25 years. For the 2010 - 2011 season, she lead her Butte
Central Lady Maroon basket ball team to win the State Class A
Championship title, their first state title since 1982 when Meg played
on the high school team. With the win coach Murphy now has a title for
the Maroons as a player and as a coach. Meg has thrice earned the esteemed "Coach
of the Year" award for the 2010 - 2011, 2011 - 2012, and 2012 -
Joe Boyle, Licensed Addiction Counselor
Joe Boyle works with out-patient clients and assists with assessments and intakes at
BPRC/WTC. Joe has been employed with CCCS since 1983 and has an unparalleled understanding of chemical dependency
treatment as well as the Montana correctional system.
Linda Sommer, Case Manager
Linda has been employed with CCCS since March 1998. She previously
worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Woods Psychiatric
Institute in Killeen, TX. Linda earned a Bachelors degree in
Society & Technology with an option in Human Values from Montana Tech of
the University of Montana in Butte, MT. She is a CPR/First Aid
Instructor and a Facilitator with the Batter's Intervention Program.
She has traveled extensively and lived in Belgium for nearly 5 years.
Ashley Tierney, Case Manager
Ashley joined CCCS on January 28, 2008. Prior to coming on board
at the pre-release center, she worked at the RYO Correctional Facility
in Galen, Montana and did an internship at TSCTC (Boot Camp), where she
facilitated Anger Management. Ashley earned a Bachelor's degree in
Sociology with a Criminology emphasis from the University of Montana in
William Peterson, Case Manager
Bill joined CCCS in 1988. He previously worked for four years in
the insurance business and eight years in the sign business as a sheet
metal worker and boon truck operator. Bill has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Carroll College
in Helena, Montana. In addition to extensive work experience and training, Bill is also
a trained MRT® facilitator and has received training to provide domestic
Mike Bauer, Case
Mike started at CCCS in September 2006. He was previously employed
as an adjunct professor at Montana Tech, where he taught modern
basketball theory, sports officiating, and soccer. He also served
as the head men's basketball coach at Montana Tech for four seasons, and
was a substitute teacher for School District #1. Mike achieved his
Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Western Montana College in
Dillon, MT, and a Master of Education degree from Lesley University
Cambridge, MA. Mike was raised in Whitefish, MT. In 2011, Mike started a
‘lil dribbler basketball league for 2- to 4-year olds in order to promote social
activity and to get young kids involved in the game of basketball.
Mike Schmidt, Case Manager
Mike began his employment with BPRC/WTC on May 11, 2009. He previously coached football at the University of Montana -
Western in Dillon, Montana. Mike earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration at the University of Montana -
Western. He enjoys camping, fishing, and spending summers on Montana's lakes.
Mark Dennehy, Case Manager
Mark came on board in November 2005. He previously
worked as a salesman for Summit Beverages. He earned a Bachelors in
Sociology from Utah State in Logan, Utah.
Joe McCarthy, Case Manager
Joe began his employment at
the WATCh Program in June 2002 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge from
a diverse background. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration from the University of Montana and worked for numerous
years within the insurance field. Joe then went on to obtain his
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and was employed as a
teacher for two years prior to joining WATCh.
Marcy Holverson, Transitional Living Program Case Manager
Marcy began her employment in August 1994 as a Resident
Assistant at the Women's Transitional Center in Butte, Montana. She was promoted to her current
position as TLP Case Manager in April 2011. TLP (formerly known as
ARC) is a transitional living daily reporting program for adult male and female
offenders, inclusive of MDOC and FBOP. It is also used by district and
municipal courts as a diversion alternative. With a 20-slot capacity,
it provides a continuum of care for those offenders exiting from a
pre-release program and re-entering mainstream.
Frances Honsharuk, Mental Health Professional
Frances came on board on March 18, 2008. She is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker who was previously in private practice. She
holds a bachelor's in English and a Master's of Social Work, both from
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Frances
was born and raised in Virginia, but has lived in Butte since 1991.
Frances enjoys her two horses and two cats.
Sharlie Hettick, Registered Nurse
Sharlie began working at START in July 2008. She was previously
employed as an RN at Mercury Street Medical. Sharlie earned her
Bachelor degree in Registered Nursing at Montana Tech of the University of
Montana - Butte, Montana. She loves to spend time with her wonderful
husband, two sons, and daughter.
Ken Kuchler, Shift Supervisor
Ken joined CCCS in November 2007 as a Counselor Technician at the
START facility in Warm Springs, Montana. After 21 years of service, he retired
from the U.S. Navy where he served as an Aviation Electrician and Navy Recruiter,
and was a former member of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (The
Blue Angles). Ken is currently pursuing a degree in Network Technology
from the Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana. He
has received special training in Cognitive Principles and Restructuring.
Ken developed the Life Skills program currently used at the START facility.
Butte born and raised, he is an avid hunter and fisherman.
Babara Allen, Shift Supervisor
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Barbara came on board in December 2004. She was previously employed as a
doctor recruiter. Barbara is currently finishing a Bachelor's
~ College of Letters at the Montana Tech of the University of Montana in
Butte, Montana. She is also completing her Licensed Addiction Associates Degree from
the University of Reno in Reno, Nevada, She has received special training in Cognitive
Principles and Restructuring and First Aid. Born and raised in Butte,
she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in her
Megan Graham, Shift Leader
Megan started working with CCCS in June 1992. She is the Shift
Leader for both the men's and women's programs. She was previously
employed for 6 years in the Youth Program for the Human Resources
Council, District 12 in Butte. She has MRT group facilitator
training. A native of Butte, she is involved in Special Olympics
and does fund raising events for the American Cancer Society (i.e.
volleyball and bowling tournaments).
Mike McGurk, Shift Leader
Mike joined CCCS on August 1, 2005. He is a business owner of 12
years in the sale of Xerox and other office equipment and supplies. He
has attended management training through Xerox and numerous sales training
schools. Butte born and raised, Mike is involved in the YMCA Bowl for Kids and
Relay for Life fundraisers. He has coached seven through eighth grade basketball for
the past 15 years. Additionally, Mike referees seven through
eighth grade football. He is also interested in golf.
Lori Verrall, Corporate Food Service Coordinator
Lori came to CCCS in November 1997 with a 17-year career in Food Service at
the Crest Nursing Home. In her position she is responsible for the
operation of the Butte-based cafeteria, which provides meals for the men's
and women's pre-release centers, the Connections Corrections
Program, and the START Program. Her duties also include assisting with the set-up and operation of
the cafeterias located at CCCS' other facilities. Additionally, Lori and her
staff have donated food for the Relay for Life, an annual
fundraiser by the American Cancer Society, lunches for the Special Olympics
and for the Butte Wrestling Club, and refreshments for the annual Christmas
Stroll. Lori is a Dietary Manager through the
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She also receives
annual certification from ServSafe of the National Restaurant Association.