What does alternative sentencing do?
Alternative sentencing reduces crowding in state prisons and county jails by placing non-violent offenders in structured programs which do not jeopardize public safety. In this way, low-risk offenders are able to pay back victims and society through restitution and community service work. Community Corrections is working to develop additional middle-range sentencing options for the courts in every jurisdiction throughout the State.

With the goal of reducing recidivism, Community Corrections offers an array of treatment and educational services to non-violent offenses. The 34th Circuit Community Corrections Program enables local government officials and citizens to become involved in the development and operation of its alternative correctional programs through participation and/or inputs to its planning and decision making process through the 34th Circuit Community Corrections Advisory Board.

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1. What is Community Corrections?
2. Who normally qualifies for P.A. 511?
3. Why Community Corrections?
4. What does alternative sentencing do?
5. What is the 34th Circuit Community Corrections Advisory Board?
6. What is the purpose of the Community Corrections Advisory Board?
7. What violent offenses are ineligible for this program?