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ACCC operates a community-based supervision program that recruits and recognizes a well-trained, professional work force to serve and protect our community, its crime victims and those adult offenders under supervision by effectively deploying the field's best practices, proven programming, and rehabilitative strategies to hold offenders accountable and promote their success.

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Allen County Community Corrections is comprised of an experienced and diverse staff of nearly 100 individuals. Our employees have been trained in various disciplines including: administration, law enforcement, social work, psychology, security, case management, investigation, education, supervision, mental health, and statistics.

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Agency News 

Mr. Edward D. Harris, Sr. Passes Away, August 19, 2018

August 23, 2018

It is with great sadness that Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) report that its recently retired, long-time Assistant Director, Edward D. Harris Sr., passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 59 years of age.  He was born Feb 4, 1959, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. In July 2018, after 32 years of dedicated service, Mr. Harris retired as Assistant Director of ACCC.

Since 1985, Ed served ACCC in a variety of ways, holding positions such as Surveillance Officer, Home Detention Coordinator, and Assistant Director—a position he occupied for the last twenty-two (22) years.  As a Surveillance Officer, Ed was responsible for conducting field visits at program participants’ places of employment and residences, searching for drugs, potential program violations, weapons and other prohibited items, and investigating the living conditions of the residences. 

As the Home Detention Coordinator, Ed was responsible for screening Home Detention referrals and intakes, staffing cases, filing Home Detention violations with the court and probation officers, monitoring the electronic monitoring reports/system, and supervising the Field Division staff.

During his time with ACCC, Ed felt that he focused predominantly on serving the citizens of Allen County and helping program participants make significant changes in their lives.  He also devoted his efforts to providing direction and guidance to many of the agency’s staff.   Ed valued the opportunity to work and build relationships with many local criminal justice stakeholders.

A celebration of life service will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St., with calling one hour before service as well as from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at the church.

Obituary for Edward D. Harris Sr.


ACCC Community Service Crews assist Dept.of Health Prep for Move

 

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health was about to embark upon a renovation project with their existing storage garage at their Medical Annex site on New Haven Avenue.  The building will become a 2,000 square foot medical clinic facility.  The current garage had been used for records storage for the past eight (8) years.  It was full of hundreds of heavy boxes full of medical records and records from the Department’s other three (3) buildings.  The records must be retained for a certain period of time before destruction, so the garage was very full.  The Community Corrections crew partnered with the Department of Health to assist the staff to move all the boxes onto a temporary holding trailer.  The crew ably moved all the boxes onto the trailer (up and down a couple stairs each trip) and then assisted the staff in moving the remaining pieces of equipment and furniture into an area for pick-up at a later date as the Department readied the building for demolition.  This is the second time Community Corrections crews have been engaged for similar work at this site.  The Department of Health was very grateful for the “heavy lifting” assistance.

Mindy Waldron, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, (www.allencountyhealth.com )

Since May 2017, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has partnered with ACCC by assigning staff to be on-site during the weekly CBT Marketplace orientation. This valuable information service has provided education on Hepatitis C, HIV, and STDs to all participants. The Department of Health staff has also provided voluntary on-site testing free of charge for those attending orientation.


Veterans Treatment Court Holds Special Graduation Ceremony to Honor Veterans Completing the Program

 
Click to read full article by Journal Gazette
 

The Joint Allen County Veterans Court of the Allen Circuit and Superior Courts held a graduation ceremony on November 9, 2017 at 11:00am in the Allen Circuit Court. City of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry served as the Honored Guest Speaker for the ceremony.

The Ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program designed to connect veterans suffering from substance abuse and/or mental health disorders with the benefits and treatment they have earned. “The Joint Veterans Court is having a tremendous impact on our community and the Veterans who have so honorably served us. I am proud to be part of the treatment team and look forward to continuing this great work,” stated Circuit Court Judge Tom Felts.

The Allen County Joint Veterans Court is a judicially-supervised court docket that reduces correctional costs, protects community safety, and improves public welfare. Veterans Treatment Courts combine rigorous treatment and accountability for veterans facing incarceration due to charges stemming from substance abuse and/or mental health issues. According to Superior Court Judge Fran Gull, “The Veterans Court is structured to assure that veterans regularly meet their court obligations, while also instilling a revitalized commitment to their community and to themselves. This model decreases the likelihood that veterans will reoffend and remain in the criminal justice system.”

Veterans Treatment Courts expedite access to veteran-specific resources, including benefits and treatments earned through military service, by involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care networks, the Veterans Benefits Administration, State Departments of Veterans Affairs, volunteer veteran mentors and veterans family support organizations.



Training Programs
  Basic Motivational Interviewing Training  

ACCC offers a Basic Motivational Interviewing Workshop (2-day Training) for Criminal Justice and Clinical Professionals – designed to introduce new staff members to the principles of the approach (Spirit of MI), foundations of clinical skills, and skills practice.  This is an interactive program involving skill building, role-playing, and fun.  Click here to check out our Training Division’s 2018 Program Schedule.

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