Clark County Indiana Community Corrections 

"Where Positive Change is Expected, and Personal Accountability is a Guarantee."

Clark County Community Corrections was established in 2002 under Indiana Code 11-12-2-2. Community Corrections Advisory Board observes and coordinates community corrections programs as well as financial spending in the county in addition to other duties outlined under IC 11-23-2-3.  The Advisory Board consists of several statutorily appointed members and other members appointed by the Executive Body IC 11-12-2-2.  The board provides everyone who has a stake in the program's success to have input. All employment and components, Day Reporting, Work Release and Home Detention, will be terminated if funding from the Indiana Department of Corrections ends. 

Clark County Community Corrections does not receive any funding from the Clark County government and operates off of grant monies (approximately $694,000) from the Indiana Department of Corrections and funds collected from our clients. All employees, benefits and costs of operating are paid for out of the grant and user fees.  The daily cost for one offender at the Department of Corrections is approximately $56.88 a day to house.  Diverting offenders from the Department of Corrections to the Community Corrections program saves tax payers money.  In the 2012-2013 Annual Report, the approximate savings of $2,319,798- $639,870.71 (grant monies received) = $1,679,927.29 savings to the tax payers.  Since Community Corrections serves pre-trial, misdemeanants and felonies it saves both the state and the county money. 

The main goals of Community Corrections are public safety and rehabilitation through the use of the risk/needs assessment. The risk level and needs are addressed using the eight effective principles of supervision in an effort to reduce recidivism. Studies have shown that offenders are less likely to re offend if they are able to maintain employment. https://www.bja.gov/publications/csg-reentry-and-employment.pdf

Community Corrections can serve: Felonies, Misdemeanors and Pre-trial

If a court, prosecutor or attorney is considering Community Corrections as a sentencing option please contact the Intake Coordinator to have an assessment completed.  All decisions concerning sentencing are at the courts discretion.

The Clark County Community Corrections Program provides cost-effective, evidence based treatment-focused alternative sentencing options to the local Courts such as:  

Day Reporting:

Target Population: Adults who are either pre or post conviction, for a non-violent felony or habitual misdemeanant offenders who have violated their conditions of probation or who are out on bond. 

Purpose: This program provides a level of supervision rather than just releasing a person on their own recognizance or as an alternative to probation.

Program Involvement:

1. Clients submit to initial and follow up “risk assessment” to determine needs to be incorporated into their treatment plan.

2. Clients submit to random drug and alcohol testing at their own cost.

3. Clients pay a monthly fee of $20.00.

4. Clients will report to Community Corrections staff, and will follow a “step down” reporting schedule based on client compliance with program rules though the duration of the program.

5. Clients will follow the treatment plan recommendations made by the Case Manager as outlined from the assessment (substance abuse counseling, employment, education, cognitive behavior programming, etc.).  

Home Detention:

Target Population: Adults who are either pre or post conviction, for a non-violent felony or habitual misdemeanant. Clients can be referred as a term of probation, direct placement, as a condition of bond or offenders with medical conditions that are better served at a location other than the Clark County Jail.

Purpose: This program provides an increased level of supervision for those clients who have a higher risk of re-offending or who need closer supervision than probation can offer or at the recommendation of the Prosecutor or presiding Judge. Client’s whereabouts will be monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the entirety of their participation through the use of a GPS anklet.

Program Involvement:

1. Clients submit to initial and follow up “risk assessment” to determine needs to be incorporated into their treatment plan.

2. Clients submit to random drug and alcohol testing at their own cost.

3. Clients pay an initial fee of $100 and a daily fee of $12.00 (must pay initial fee and first week at intake $184).

4. Clients will report to Community Corrections staff as directed, and will follow a rewards/sanction matrix based on client’s compliance with program rules though the duration of the program.

5. Clients will follow the treatment plan recommendations made by the Home Detention Officer as outlined from the assessment (substance abuse counseling, employment, education, cognitive behavior programming, etc.).  

Work Release:

Target Population: Adults who are either pre or post conviction, for a non-violent felony or habitual misdemeanant. Clients can be referred as a term of probation, direct placement or as a condition of bond.

Program Involvement:

1. Clients submit to initial and follow up “risk assessment” to determine needs to be incorporated into their treatment plan.

2. Clients submit to random drug and alcohol testing at their own cost.

3. Clients pay an initial fee of $100 and a daily fee of $15.50.

4. Clients will live in the Work Release facility and are allowed to leave for work and programming, and will follow a rewards/sanction matrix based on client’s compliance with program rules though the duration of the program.

5. Clients will follow the treatment plan recommendations made by the Case Manager as outlined from the assessment (substance abuse counseling, employment, education, cognitive behavior programming, etc.).

6. Clients are responsible for their own transportation, meals and medical care while in the program.  

Community Transition Program(CTP):

Target Population: Adults who are currently in a facility operated by the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC). This program is designed to allow these persons the opportunity to serve the last 1-6 months (see below) of their Court ordered sentence back in the community to allow for a transition period prior to the commencement of their probation/parole thereby making for a smoother transition from prison back to the community.

  • Persons convicted of a Class D Felony may serve up to the last 60 days of their sentence.
  • Persons convicted of a Class C Felony may serve up to the last 120 days of their sentence.
  • Persons convicted of a Class A or B Felony may serve up to the last 180 days of their sentence.

Program Involvement:

1. Clients submit to initial and follow up “risk assessment” to determine needs to be incorporated into their treatment plan.

2. Clients submit to random drug and alcohol testing at their own cost.

3. Clients pay a daily fee of $10.50 (The IDOC pays a portion of the client’s fees).

4. Clients will live in the Work Release facility and are allowed to leave for work and programming, and will follow a rewards/sanction matrix based on client’s compliance with program rules though the duration of the program.

5. Clients will follow the treatment plan recommendations made by the Case Manager as outlined from the assessment (substance abuse counseling, employment, education, cognitive behavior programming, etc.).

6. Clients are responsible for their own transportation, meals and medical care while in the program.  

The purpose of the Community Corrections program is to assist the Indiana Department of Correction in fulfilling its mission by establishing and operating community corrections programs that prevent crime while diverting low risk offenders from the Indiana Department of Correction, and providing programs for committed offenders and/or persons ordered to participate in community corrections as a condition of probation. These programs allow our clients to serve their Court ordered sentences here locally in the community where they can work and pay taxes and support their families instead of just occupying a bed in the County Jail or the State’s Prison system at the tax payers’ expense. We use evidence based practices to motivate our clients to exhibit pro-social behavior and by addressing their risks to re-offend try to reduce recidivism.

Work Release Sexual Assualt Reporting

To report an incident of sexual assault on behalf of a client in the Work Release Center please call 812-258-2860 or email workreleaseprea@co.clark.in.us.

Any reports of sexual abuse or harassment will be taken seriously and a criminal investigation will be conducted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Department may be contacted to report any allegations of sexual abuse or harassment at 812-283-4471.

Reporting parties please note the following:

  • The allegation will be discussed with the victim named in the report
  • The allegation will be disclosed only to those who need to know to ensure victim safety and to investigate the allegation

Please include the following information, if known, when reporting sexual abuse:

  • Date of the alleged assault
  • Victim’s name
  • All Suspect names
  • Location of alleged assault
  • Any other information provided regarding the assault

*For more information on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) visit: http://nicic.gov/prea

Contact Clark County Community Corrections

Clark County Community Corrections
501 E. Court Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN. 47130
(Add client name if sending mail to a client housed in Work Release)

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(Contact for general information- Staff cannot give out specific client information)

P 812.258.2569
F 812.258.2864

Office Contacts  

Danielle Grissett - Executive Director
P 812.258.2860
Email: dgrissett@co.clark.in.us

Kelly Colvin - Assessment Contact
P 812.258.2573
Email: kcolvin@co.clark.in.us

Emergency Contact - Work Release Security Desk
(24/7 availability for Work Release & Home Detention)
P 812.258.2861