Who normally qualifies for P.A. 511?
P.A. 511 Community Corrections Programs were created for adult (18-years and older), non-violent offenders, including both misdemeanants and felons. Eligible participants must have no pattern or criminal record or violent or assaultive offenses. On an individual case basis, offenders with 2 assaultive convictions in the previous 5 years may be allowed to participate, especially if the assaultive offense was committed while the offender was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Typically, participants in Community Corrections are offenders sentenced for misdemeanors or felony crimes related to: substance abuse (alcohol or drugs), retail and other fraud-related crimes, property crimes (breaking and entering, burglary, malicious destruction of property), probation violation, traffic crimes and public order offense violations. Offenders are motivated to participate in P.A. 511 programs because they can earn early release time, in addition to Sheriff’s good time, through community service work performed and for the successful completion of 511 programs. This enables the Sheriff’s Departments to make better utilization of county jails.

A Criminal Sexual Conduct in-jail and outpatient mental health treatment program for offenders sentenced for CSC2 and CSC4 offenses is offered. CSC offenders are not eligible to earn early release time through P.A. 511 participation due tot he nature of the crime(s). The CSC Mental Health Treatment Program is considered a prison diversion program - which is why it is funded under P.A. 511.

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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?