Davidson County Community Corrections Program, hereinafter referred to as DCCCP, was developed as an alternative/ diversion to sentencing. DCCCP’s mission is to divert felony offenders from the Tennessee prison system by providing intensive community based supervision and treatment services necessary to reduce criminal behavior and create a safer community. In addition to its mission, DCCCP adheres to any special conditions set forth in the court order. DCCCP provides opportunities and incentives for criminal behavior change in order to reduce recidivism. DCCCP provides offenders with effective counseling services, education and training which will enhance their ability to live in the community as productive, law abiding citizens. Services include, but are not limited to, assessments for substance abuse and mental health issues (services of a licensed psychologist or licensed psychiatrist will be utilized in appropriate cases); intervention to address substance abuse, educational deficiencies, personality disorders, and/ or dual diagnosis either by inpatient or outpatient referral; and other life skills issues in order to foster appropriate functioning by the individual in his/ her environment.
DCCCP now offers a full range of services that meets the needs of most alternative sentencing candidates. These include Electronic Monitoring, SCRAM Unit, Global Positioning System (GPS), Dual Disorders Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment, Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Treatment as well as an in house Drug Lab Unit and Community Service Placement Program.
DCCCP is seeking to have every offender placed on Electronic Monitoring for the first 6 months. The program fees include a $25.00 one time set up fee; $6.00 per day thereafter; and a weekly fee $25.00 for each drug screen. The offenders are responsible for maintaining proper condition of all equipment. In addition to the offender being placed on Electronic Monitoring home visits may be conducted each month.
The SCRAM Unit is used mainly for the DUI Probation. This unit monitors alcohol level in the offender’s blood stream. The offenders has a modem placed at home where it downloads every hour and sends a reading/ action plan to the probation officer on a daily basis. This reading helps the probation officer determine any tampering with the modem or if the offender has violated his/her probation. SCRAM Unit fees are as follows: a one time set up fee of $25.00; $10.00 per day thereafter and a cost of $25.00 fee per drug screen.
All offenders placed on the Global Positioning System (GPS) are held responsible for maintaining proper condition of equipment. Equipment will be set up by a certified staff member in the home of the offender. The fees consist of a $25.00 one set up fee and $8.00 thereafter per day. The offender will also have to pay for each drug screen ordered by the court in the amount of $25.00 per sample.
Dual Disorders Services (DDS) is responsible for attending to offenders who may possess both substance abuse and mental illness. All offenders must comply with the same rules and regulations as Community Corrections with special emphasis on medication compliance and psychiatric treatment. DDS will assess all prospects prior to release. DDS will also arrange for housing the individual based on their needs, assist in providing medication and arrange any outside treatment if necessary.
Inpatient, Outpatient, Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Treatment are all located at the Drug Court Residential facility. Each offender placed on the program is required to attend treatment at least once per week depending on the level of care. Inpatient Treatment offenders are required to complete a 12 month program, and then they are transferred to the Aftercare Program for a minimum of 6 months. Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient treatment or classes are offered through the CourtServicesCenter. Each offender attends treatment class at least one to four times per week. Classes include: Aggression Replacement, Chemical Dependency, Corrective Thinking, Alcohol and Drug Education, Relapse Prevention and Individual Counseling and they are also required to attend some outside NA/AA support meetings.
The Drug Lab Unit is responsible for ensuring that all drugs screens are properly submitted and tested for both the Trial Courts and Community Corrections. The lab provides its own equipment for testing purposes and provides training to the staff on how to follow the chain of custody. They also conduct testing for other outside Metropolitan Agencies.
Community Service Placement Programs are still to come.
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