Press release from Allen County Corrections:
Allen County Community Corrections Announces Its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
(September 29, 2010) – On September 30, 2010 Allen County Community Corrections will celebrate its twenty-fifth continuous year of operation. From the humble beginnings of a one-room office in the basement of a building and 5 employees, the agency has expanded to its current 19,000 square foot location which now employs over 100 staff persons. The agency has been at the forefront of innovations in the field of community-based supervision. Some of its notable innovations include applying intensive supervision and services to high-risk offenders; embracing the use of evidence-based practices and programs to affect behavior change; initiating the development of the nationally recognized Reentry Court Program, and most recently restoring the old Washington House Treatment Facility, renaming it the Kelley House. On October 4, 2010, the Kelley House will open its doors to serve eligible mentally ill substance abusers sentenced to Allen County Community Corrections.
The original Allen County Community Corrections Advisory Board was established in December 1984. The first grant of $141, 504 was awarded on July 18, 1985, to implement the community service and intensive supervision components of the program. Last year’s budget was $5.8 million dollars. Approximately one half of the budget is funded by the Indiana Department of Correction and the other half is generated from project income, community service contracts and other grants.
Allen County Community Corrections has enjoyed and has continued to benefit from a long standing, respectful relationship with the Indiana Department of Correction, while continuing to enhance its local mission: “To operate a community-based program that provides services to offenders, persons charged with a crime or an act of delinquency, persons sentence to imprisonment, or victims of crime or delinquency to meet the needs of the individual criminal, victims of crime and the community at large” (Adopted by the Allen County Community Corrections Advisory Board, July, 2001).