Bismarck Transition Center

The Bismarck Transition Center (BTC) is a comprehensive, community-based correctional program designed to help eligible, non-violent offenders transition back into the community. It provides the opportunity to develop necessary skills that aid male and female offenders in obtaining essentials such as employment and housing once they are released into society. The program provides residents with a full-range of treatment services that decrease the likelihood of re-offense upon release.

Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS) in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation opened BTC in August 2002. The facility was renovated by a group of private investors and is leased to CCCS on a long-term basis. BTC is the only correctional facility in North Dakota that is accredited by the American Correctional Association.

Program Goals

Meet the supervision and control needs of adult offenders in a community-based correctional setting by providing a safe and secure transition of residents into the community; provide opportunities for change through the delivery of Evidence Based Practices; thus reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

Program Mission

Bismarck Transition Center is a professional team of individuals who promote public safety, preserve the rights of victims, fulfill the mandates of the criminal justice system, and address the individual needs of adults.

Community, Counseling and Correctional Services is a company, through diversity, that continues to changes lives, one-life-at-a-time, by providing services and programs to the persons in need.

Program Objectives

The BTC Administration has developed and monitors the following Program Objectives in an effort to best achieve Program Goals that align with the overall Corporate Vision and Program Mission.

Administration & Program Staff

A dedicated team of staff distinguished by both education and experience provide services at BTC. CCCS carefully selected a diverse, professional staff to ensure that Family Members receive the most effective environment for correctional programming and community transitional services.

Program Referrals

Referrals to the BTC can be made by almost every segment of the North Dakota criminal justice and correctional system including correctional facility staff, parole officers, probation officials, and DOC staff.

Please complete the following forms that can be found below in our downloads section:

Please submit as many of the following items as are available:

Please submit all referrals to:

Name: Kevin Arthaud
Title: Program Administrator
Address: 2001 Lee Avenue
  Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-222-3440 Ext. 101

Once a referral is received, the CCCS staff and local screening committee will review the appropriate paperwork (usually within 1 month of receipt) and determine the applicant's suitability for the program. In all cases, referring individuals and agencies will be notified in writing as to the admissions status and possible start date of the referred individual

Contact Information

Name: Kevin Arthaud
Title: Program Administrator
Address: 2001 Lee Avenue
  Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-222-3440 Ext. 101

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