Grant: $528,399 - Department of Justice - Jun. 25, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Prince William County (PWC) will expand and enhance its community corrections program by creating new positions equivalent to two full time employees (2 FTEs). The new positions include 3 part-time program officers (1 FTE) and one full-time mental health therapist (1 FTE). The staff expansion will facilitate efforts by the PWC Office of Crimiminal Justice Services (OCJS), in partnership with the Prince William Community Services (CS), to address two identified areas of need in the county - that is, (1) the need to safely and efficiently reduce the inmate population of the Prince William-Manassas Adult Dentention Center and, (2) the need to appropriately divert offenders with serious mental illnesses from the ADC to community mental health treatment services. The new positions will allow the PW OCJS to expand to include post-sentencing intensive community supervision. The enhanced program will serve a broader population than served by the current program. The enhancement also will allow offenders identified as having mental illness to be diverted from the Adult Detention Center. As an alterantive to incarceration these offenders will receive Intensive Community Treatment for their mental illness through PW CS and Intensive Community Supervision services from PW OCJS.
Project Description: The overall purpose of the award is to expand and enhance Prince William County Community Corrections to include post-sentencsing intensive community supervision and diversion of offenders with serious mental mental illness from incarceration to a coordinated program of mental health treatment and intensive community supervision. The award is expected 1) to create 3 part-time probation officers and 1 full-time mental health therapist position; 2) to increase the total capacity for intensive supervision from 25 to 40-45 program slots; 3) to expand alaternatives to incarceration to include intensive supervision for 10 individuals with mental illness, 4) to enhance collaboration between PW OCJS and PW CS through a Memorandum of Understanding linking ICS and ICT services, and 5) to reduce PWC costs for serving offenders/inmates. The award was received at the beginning of the quarter, staff reports and resolutions were prepared, and, in a regularly scheduled Board meeting on August 4th, 2009 the Prince William County Board of Supervisors budgeted and appropriated the award funds. In August the new positions were budgeted and advertised and, at the close of this report quarter, Prince William County Human Resources had reviewed applications and forwarded certified candidates to program supervisors for interviews. Concurrent with efforts during the quarter to establish positions and recruit candidates, stakeholders met to establish protocols for program referrals and to develop the Memorandum of Understanding betwen PW OCJS and PW CS.
Jobs Summary: Prince William County (PWC) proposes to expand and enhance its community corrections program by creating new positions equivalent to two full time employees (2 FTEs). The new positions proposed for funding through the BJA FY 09 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) are 3 part-time probation officers (1FTE) and one full-time mental health therapist (1 FTE). This staff expansion will facilitate efforts by the Prince William Office of Criminal Justice Services (PWOCJS), in partnership with the Prince William Community Services (PWCS), to address two identified areas of need in the county – that is, the needs to safely and efficiently 1) reduce the inmate population of the Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center (ADC) and, 2) appropriately divert offenders with serious mental illnesses from the ADC to community mental health treatment services. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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