Community Corrections facilities, also called halfway houses, are not meant to be a confined setting for offenders. In fact, one of the primary goals of community corrections is to enable offenders to reintegrate and transition into the community.
Several measures are taken to ensure public safety in this process. Residents are only allowed to leave the facility for employment, treatment, or with staff-approved passes; and residents’ whereabouts are monitored.
Facility staff regularly search residents and the facility for contraband. They employ heightened security measures using the latest technologies. Less than two percent of residents in community corrections are terminated from the program for committing a new crime.