What is Offender Alternatives?
Incarceration is expensive, costing the public an average $70 per day, per inmate. In addition to over crowded jails, Judges are faced with few options for effective sentencing.
Offender Alternatives is a set of programs designed to offer effective sentencing options to Judges of Municipal Justice, County and Circuit Courts for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses. To alleviate the trend of criminal behavior and enhance public safety, professionals at FCCC have developed alternatives designed to rehabilitate offenders while assessing the underlying cause of criminality.
An eight step program designed specifically for offenders who may have a propensity towards violence, argumentative or oppositional clients and those who have trouble appropriately expressing anger.
Something for Nothing
This program is designed to educate shoplifting offenders on the consequences of their actions and gives them an opportunity to voluntarily repair the damages they've caused to both the victims and the community, while protecting their dignity and ability to be productive citizens.
Alcohol & Drug
This is a six week program that is designed to focus on substance abuse with an emphasis on opioid abuse. Clients may be court ordered or voluntarily placed in this counseling program.
A twenty-four step program used for offenders of domestic violence that focuses on faulty beliefs, attitudes and behaviors leading to violence in relationships. This program is usually a duration of 16-18 weeks.
MRT is a sixteen step program that increases moral reasoning in offenders, instills character development, increases life purpose and self esteem, decreases sensation seeking, decreases failures on community corrections, decreases re-arrests and re-incarcerations, resulting in a more productive member of society.
An eight step program designed specifically for the offenses of shoplifting, petit larceny, embezzlement, and bad check writing. Guides clients through budgeting and planning for daily living. Also useful for offenders that are delinquent in court fine payments.