Community Corrections Coordinator
Todd Harger
Community Corrections


What the Act Is?
The act establishes a statewide policy for locally developed and operated corrections programs for non-violent offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated in state prisons and local jails.

Purpose of the act.
Reduce crowding in state prisons and local jails by placing non-violent offenders in safe, highly-structured community punishment programs which do not jeopardize public safety.

Support and expand successful local programs and policies which can demonstrate a positive impact on the reduction of prison and jail admissions.

Make offenders pay back victims through restitution and community service work.

Develop additional middle-range sentencing options for the court in every jurisdiction throughout Michigan.

Provide treatment and educational services to non-violent offenders aimed at reducing recidivism.

Encourage greater involvement of local government officials and citizens, through community advisory boards, in the development and operation of correctional programs.

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Work Crew Supervisor:   Ron Popp
Community Corrections Coordinator:  Todd Hargerimage (231) 258-8686, Ext. 1413