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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Jul 08

Pretrial Day Reporting Center

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 3:12 PM by Jessica Harris

Pretrial Services

Pretrial Day Reporting Center

Pretrial Services Day Reporting Center provides a safe, secure, and structured environment focused on improving participant outcomes through various methods, including behavior modification and educational programming, mentoring and coaching by staff members, and therapeutic counseling through outside community partners. The staff continuously network with community agencies that provide employment assistance through programing, skills training, and direct hire. New participants complete an assessment that identifies a supervision plan garnered to their individual needs and goals while ensuring all court ordered requirements are also being addressed. Additionally, the Day Reporting Center offers clients assistance with transportation or assists clients with housing needs.

  • The Day Reporting Center currently offers the following groups.
  • Criminal Thinking Errors
  • Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Batterers Intervention

Participants are vigorously supervised and the staff monitors their progress and reports to the courts. Clients who complete the program leave with a better understanding of the consequences for their actions and are able to make better decisions under pressure. They also possess meaningful contacts and/or training that will provide them with an opportunity for economic growth. This holistic approach continues from the moment the courts refer the client to the Day Reporting Center until the case is disposed or the unit is relieved of supervision.