Craine House provides evidence-based programs that allow residents to learn skills, understand self at a level never before explored. They are given opportunities to practice learning’s both inside Craine House with staff and other residents and in the community as they work, attend school and go about the business of daily living. Each resident completes an individual service plan to outline the needs and goals to achieve while at Craine House. Our programs are a combination of services provided by Craine House staff and community partners. To reduce barriers for our clients such as child care and transportation we provide services at Craine House.
Conversation with Mike Lloyd, Indiana Department of Corrections
Recently, Mike Lloyd, Director of Transitional Facilities and Community Based Programs for the Indiana Department of Corrections had a conversation with interviewer Marylin Day. The discussion centered around alternative sentencing programs and the future of this type of correctional programming.
Marylin: “You have had a number of years working within the correctional field. How do you feel about alternative sentencing programs like Craine House and what do you see in the future for this kind of correctional programming?”
Mike: ”There are some bad people that truly belong in prison; but there is a large number of people that did not intentionally do wrong or just plain made bad choices. I believe we should ‘sanction’ this group, not imprison them. Leaving these individuals in the community seeks to keep families together, taxes paid, and offer opportunities for additional programming.”
“The future is pointing to utilizing the alternative sentencing idea more; especially for low risk offenders.”
For more of this conversation, click here.
Harvard Magazine recently published an article discussing why education, life skills training and rehabilitation are necessary to reduce the recidivism rate of our current burgeoning prison population. Click for more information.