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  • Alternative Community Corrections Program ( 1 Articles )

    The Alternative Community Corrections Programs and services are designed to divert convicted felony offenders from incarceration by providing intensive supervision and structured rehabilitative services in the community. We work with non-violent felony offenders who require intensive intervention and supervision programs to develop the appropriate social skills required to function within the framework of society.  We provide treatment that includes:

    Intensive Supervision – Each offender is placed on a systematic regime of home and employment visits as well as office visits, all of which ensures the offender’s compliance with program expectations.

    Drug Screening – Each offender is required to obtain and maintain clean drug/alcohol screens throughout the duration of their placement on the program.

    A Continuum of On-Site Group Therapy Services:  Duration = 12 months

    • (Moral Reconation Therapy) MRT Program – An intensive 12-step program that focuses on intensive life adjustments and restructuring of moral decision making skills.
    • MRT Relapse Prevention Program – An intensive 10-step program that focuses on the warning signs of drug and alcohol relapse and teaches tools to combat relapse issues.
    • MRT Support Groups – Graduates of the above programs will attend an open-ended discussion and support group with other graduates in an effort to remain drug and alcohol free and free from re-offending.
    • Mentor Assistant Program (M.A.P.) – In addition to the Support groups, graduates of the MRT program will continue attending current MRT and Relapse groups for the purpose of mentoring those offenders presently going through the program.

    Community Service Work Program – Each offender is required, if physically able, to provide on average 240 hours service to the community through a series of established non-profit agencies within the local area.

    Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports – Case officers investigate background history of offenders and supply local courts with written reports to enable judges to determine if assignment to ACCP is warranted.

    • Service Goals – Developing and implementing programs that protect society and meet the varied special needs for felons who are referred to ACCP by the courts.
    • Referral Sources – Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole, local courts, the District Attorney General’s Office, and other community-based correctional agencies.
    • Funding Sources – Tennessee Department of Corrections.  Client Fees.


  • Misdemeanor Probation Program ( 2 Articles )

    Misdemeanor Probation Program provides services and supervision for clients sentenced by local General Sessions and Criminal Courts for various misdemeanor offenses.

    Programs and services provided by the MPP are designed to divert convicted misdemeanor offenders from incarceration by providing supervision and structured rehabilitative services in the community.  These include:

    Supervision – Trained case officers supervise offenders to ensure compliance with probation rules and orders from the court.

    Monitoring – Client’s court costs, fines and restitution to the courts in which they were convicted are monitored by the MPP staff.

    Domestic Violence Programs – Designed to provide facilitator-led group education and interaction for clients referred by the court.

    Contracted - DUI and Defensive Driving Schools – These schools offer classes necessary under state law for those offenders assigned from the courts.

    Pre-Sentence Investigation and Reports – Case officers investigate background history of offenders and supply local courts with written reports to enable judges to determine if probation is warranted.

    • Referral Sources – General Sessions and Criminal Court Judges, the District Attorney’s Office and other Correctional Agencies.
    • Funding Source – Client fees.