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The purpose of the Community Transition Program (CTP) is to facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders returning to the community. As defined in IC 11-8-1-5.5, CTP is the assignment by the court of a court-committed offender from the Department of Correction to a Community Corrections program or, in a county that does not have a Community Corrections program, a program of supervision by the probation department for a period of time from the offender’s CTP commencement date until the offender completes his/her fixed term of imprisonment, less any applicable credit time.
For more information on CTP, read this brochure:
Who is eligible for CTP?
Everyone committed to the DOC under IC 35-50 is eligible for CTP except the following:
How long does CTP last?
Notices of eligibility are generated 45 to 60 days prior to the offender's Community Transition Program commencement date and sent from IDOC Central Office to the sentencing courts, prosecutors and community corrections directors, for participating counties. All approvals and denials issued by the courts are sent to IDOC Central Office. IDOC facilities deliver offenders as ordered by courts or statute. All actions at the county level are directed by the court or may be delegated directly to a community corrections program, probation, or a contract provider.
While some counties participate more than others, every county may assign offenders to CTP. Counties without Community Corrections may supervise CTP participants through their probation departments. Specific rules are established by each county based on its available programs and the individual needs of offenders. Programs may include (but are not limited to) work release, home detention, electronic monitoring and day reporting.
If an offender who is eligible for CTP has a victim who has enrolled with the Department of Correction, a letter will be sent to the victim 45 days before the offender’s release to CTP. The victim may submit a written statement to the sentencing court(s). Victims are encouraged to consult with the local community transition program coordinator once the offender is released to that county.