Bradford L. Barnes
Director/Chief Probation Officer


Original Component start date: Sept. 2009

The Residential component is a long-awaited addition to the local community corrections. This component  allows offenders to receive treatment and programming services in a setting that is both therapeutic and correctional. The component is designed for those offenders who are of significant risk to reoffend and have needs which require the benefit of a structured residential service-oriented program.  Participants in the Residential Program work with Community Partners to address their identified risks and needs.  In March 2011, the Residential Center began operating a female substance abuse program, W.R.A.P. (Women Recovering With a Purpose).  This program is 4-6 months residential, followed by 6-8 months intensive supervision with continuing care. During the Residential Component, participants participate in the following program components; Seeking Safety, Texas Christian University (TCU) Mapping Enhanced Counseling, and The Change Companies: Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).  Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help participants attain safety from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse.  TCU Mapping Enhanced Counseling is a cognitive strategy shown to be effective in increasing client motivation, engagement, participation, and retention in treatment.  RDAP is tailored to help participants face criminal justice and drug use issues that are specific to them.  During the continuing care portion of the program, participants are on Day Reporting and are required to attend three (3) to five (5) sessions per week, based on their individual treatment needs.  Weekly sessions include: Moving On, RDAP Follow-Up, Case Management, and individual/family sessions.

Work Release

Work Release programs allow offenders to serve sentences in a correctional setting but maintain employment by being released to attend work. Work Release was housed in the Bartholomew County Jail until 2003 when it was suspended due to jail overcrowding. In 2009, Work Release was again offered as a sentencing option through the Residential Center.


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