GALLATIN COUNTY RE-ENTRY PROGRAM (GCRP)
Located on property owned by Gallatin County, this facility
was designed, financed and constructed by Community, Counseling,
and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS), and will be transferred to
Gallatin County at the end of 10 years. It began providing services
in mid-December 2005. It is a multiple use facility (including pre-release,
work-release, drug court sanction, detention, and re-entry) for adult male
This facility has a 40-bed capacity
to accommodate 30 male offenders from the Montana Department of
Corrections and 10 Gallatin County male offenders. It has 16.5 employees,
with an estimated annual Payroll and Benefits of
$400,000, and an estimated annual Purchases of Good and Services of $313,000.
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The following are the goals of the Gallatin County Work-Release and Re-Entry Program (GCRP):
- Promote public safety by offering a milieu of programs
and services for adult male offenders entering local communities;
- Provide programs and services that assist eligible
offenders with their transition from prison into the community;
- Provide an alternative to prison for those offenders
who do not pose a significant threat to public safety and whose correctional
programming and treatment needs could be best served by community placement;
- Provide an alternative to probation for those adult
male offenders who do not pose a significant threat to public safety
and who require greater programming structure and monitoring than can
be offered through probation;
- Meet the supervision and control needs of male adult
offenders in a community-based correctional setting; and
- Establish and maintain a continuum of programming through
formal and informal links to other human service and correctional agencies.
CCCS staff has established the following objectives to
enable GCRP to best achieve stated program goals:
- Maintain a secure facility and complementary security
practices so as to best preserve the safety of the residents, staff,
visitors, and the general public;
- Provide residents with a case manager responsible for
the development and constant assessment of an individualized correctional
programming and community transition plan;
- Provide residents with group and individual Moral Reconation
Therapy® and Cognitive Principles and
Restructuring (COG) programming;
- Provide residents with normal Criminal Thinking Errors
- Provide residents with appropriate programming (including aftercare, residential treatment
and access to Alcoholics Anonymous
and Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) as required;
- Assist residents with the development of positive Life
Skills that include, but are not limited to money management and budgeting
- Provide residents with a full-range of Employment Services
designed to assist offenders with identifying, securing, and maintaining
- Provide residents with Anger Management programming;
- Provide residents with Parenting programming;
- Provide residents the opportunity to practice their
spirituality and religion of choice;
- Provide residents with the opportunity for regular
group and individual recreation;
- Provide opportunities for family involvement in treatment
and correctional programming that include weekly visitation; and
- Provide residents with a continuum of correctional
programming through formal and informal links in the community and with
other human service and correctional agencies.
The program is designed to serve the following types
of adult male offenders:
- Inmates at the Montana State Prison (MSP), a Regional Prison or Jail,
or any other contract secure correctional facility who are within two
(2) years of their parole eligibility or discharge dates;
- Offenders committed to the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC);
The program is NOT designed to serve the following
types of adult offenders:
- Offenders with sex-related crimes
- GCRP does not accept offenders with
history of violent crime. However, each offender is considered on a
- Offenders who have serious medical or mental health
problems that would prohibit or significantly limit participation in
correctional programming and chemical dependency treatment. Again, offenders
are considered on a case-by-case basis. The local screening committee
considers many factors including the following: 1) Nature and number
of offenses; 2) Previous community placements; 3) Behavior at other
institutions; 4) Desire to change and motivation to participate in programming;
5) Medical or psychological limitation that could prevent participation
in the program.
CCCS considers public safety paramount and places a premium
on security. As such, CCCS has implemented a strict security program for
the program. This program includes a secure facility and complementary
security function -- hourly counts, physical checks, urinalysis screening,
etc. -- to hold all offenders accountable and preserve a safe, secure
environment for staff, visitors, and the general public. These are the
- Resident Assistants monitor residents 24-hours a day,
7 days a week. Program security and public safety are primary objectives
for all employees of CCCS.
- Resident movement inside the facility is closely monitored.
The program maintains an average security staff to resident ratio of
1:5. All areas of the facility accessible by residents are actively
monitored by staff.
- Resident Assistants conduct regular and random security
counts to verify the location and activity of all residents. As with
all CCCS community programs, disciplinary action including felony escape
charges are filed against any resident who leaves the program without
authorization or who is unaccounted for.
- Through regular and random urinalysis and breathalyzer
tests, staff screen for chemical use. Regular searches of living and
common areas complement facility security and minimize the frequency
of contraband in the program.
- Due to the nature of the program, residents regularly
leave the facility for employment, education, and other activities.
Prior to leaving the facility and upon returning, residents must check-in
with staff. When outside the facility, residents are required to adhere
to a strict schedule that has been approved in advance by their Case
Managers. Any deviation from the approved schedule will result in disciplinary
- Resident Assistants conduct regular physical checks
on all residents who are outside the facility. This means that staff
visit the residents’ places of employment as well as other areas to
verify the location and activity of all residents.
- Public access to the facility is also restricted. All
visitors—whether for staff or residents—must check-in at designated
areas with assigned staff and may only access approved areas in the
Program Administration and Staff
A dedicated team of staff distinguished
by both education and experience provide services at GCRP. CCCS carefully
selected a diverse, professional staff to ensure that
clients receive the most effective milieu of correctional
programming and chemical dependency treatment services.
View our brief staff biography.
Kelly, Program Administrator
675 South 16th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406.994.0300 ext. 3
Making the Referral
Referrals to GCRP are only made by the Montana Department of Corrections or the Federal Probation System.
Once a referral is received, the CCCS staff and local screening committee
will review the appropriate paperwork and determine the applicant’s suitability for the
program. The local screening committee is comprised of five (5) members, including:
1) the Program Administrator; 2) a representative from Probation & Parole; 3) the Sheriff
(or designee); 4) the County Attorney (or designee); and 5) one (1) local citizen.