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Corrections Center

In 1999 the Hampshire Sheriff's Office entered into contract with the Office of Community Corrections to provide a community corrections center to service Hampshire County. The center is located at 492 Pleasant St. Northampton, MA. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The center services Probation, Parole, Sheriff's Dept, and the Department of Correction.

The Community Corrections Center offers random mandatory urine testing using the American Probation and Parole Association Protocol. The center utilizes a drugs of abuse analyzer. The analyzer has the ability to test for many drugs of abuse including: THC, Alcohol, Barbiturates, Cocaine, Opiates, and Amphetamines. The random urine system is based on a color code system. The participant is assigned a color and instructed to call the center after 8:00 p.m. They hear a message, which tells them the color for the next day and the times they can report. If their color is selected they have to appear the next day during the assigned times.

The Community Corrections Center offers many treatment services to offenders referred to the center by numerous agencies. The center has contracted with Community Improvement Associates to provide programming in three general areas: Substance abuse, Life skills, and educational development. Substance abuse treatment services provide groups to raise awareness regarding the disease concept of addiction, the nature of the disease, and the progression of the disease. Life skills programming are developed on an individual basis with an objective of matching opportunities with individual participant needs. Life skill programming includes: anger and stress management, interviewing skills, money management skills, and job development. Educational services include on site GED preparation and pre-testing. Actual GED testing occurs at Holyoke Community College. Other treatment programs include Communicable Disease Prevention provided by the American Red Cross. The Correction Center also has gender specific tracts with their treatment.

The Community Correction Center offers Electronic Monitoring to all referring agencies. The participant is fitted with an ankle bracelet equipped with a transmitter that sends a signal to a Filed Monitoring Device (FMD)- a receiver connected to a probationer's home telephone. The FMD registers the time a probationer leaves and returns home and notifies the center of any curfew violations, equipment tampering, and power or telephone disruptions. Sheriff's Dept notifies the referring agency of any violations.

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