Reentry for Person Under Supervision
The Northern District of Indiana understands that maintaining a stable residence, developing a positive support system and obtaining employment are vital components to an individual’s success. In order to ensure that individuals are successful, our district has a Residential Transitional Service (RTS) Unit. The RTS Unit is housed in the local Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) known as the PACT Bradley Center. The unit and the RRC Director and staff work collaboratively to address the needs of those who will be under court supervision.
Officers assigned to the RTS Unit have a five (5) day a week presence at the facility. Shortly after a person arrives at the PACT Bradley Center, a member of the RTS Unit will meet with them and conduct an orientation. During the orientation process the officer will explain the conditions of supervision and will answer questions about the supervision process. As a part of the orientation, officers conduct a thorough interview to get updates regarding the individual's family and social networks, and discuss their release plan and employment needs. Officers also review programming records from the Bureau of Prisons and discuss potential needs for treatment services upon release from incarceration. During a person's stay at the RRC, RTS Unit officers will periodically meet with them and maintain communication with their case manager to ensure the individual is progressing. The RTS Unit strives to facilitate smooth transitions for individuals moving from the RRC to post conviction supervision with the U.S. Probation Office.
Officers in each divisional office have been certified to facilitate the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program, developed by Gregory Little, Ed.D. and Kenneth Robinson, Ed.D. The program is a combination of group exercises and structured activities designed to increase the development of moral cognitions. The utilization of this program has produced long-term positive outcomes on individual behavior.