Gallatin County Re-Entry Program
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 offenders.
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 Goods and Services of $313,000.
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;
- Establish and maintain a continuum of programming through formal and informal links to other human service and correctional agencies.
Correctional programming and treatment staff have established the following objectives to enable GCRP to best achieve 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 programming;
- 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 skills;
- Provide residents with a full-range of Employment Services designed to assist offenders with identifying, securing, and maintaining suitable employment;
- Provide residents with Anger Management 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;
- 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 for:
- Offenders with sex-related crimes
- GCRP does not accept offenders with history of violent crime. However, each offender is considered on a case-by-case basis.
- 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:
- Nature and number of offenses
- Previous community placements
- Behavior at other institutions
- Desire to change and motivation to participate in programming
- 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 following:
- 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 action.
Administration & Program Staff
A dedicated team of staff distinguished by both education and experience provide services at GCRP. CCCS has carefully selected a diverse, professional staff to ensure residents receive the most effective environment for correctional programming and community transitional services.
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 committtee is comprised of five (5) members, including:
- Program Administrator
- A representative from probation and parole
- Sheriff (or designee)
- County attorney (or designee)
- A local citizen
675 South 16th Ave.
Boezeman, MT 59715
406-994-0300 ext. 3