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Ribbon cut on Community Supervision Center In Farmington

Department of Corrections Director Larry Crawford officiated at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Community Supervision Center (CSC) in Farmington on Tuesday. In attendance were state, city and county officials, legislators and other dignitaries. The ribbon cutting was held at the site of the new 30-bed residential facility for probationers and parolees located at 1430 Doubet Road in Farmington.

&#8220The completion of the Farmington Community Supervision center marks the opening of the first such facility in Missouri,” said Department Director Crawford. &#8220This facility will enhance public safety by providing more structured shot-term supervision to those probationers and parolees who are at risk for revocation, while ensuring that the most chronic, violent and repeat offenders are housed in our 20 prisons,” the director added.

Those invited to attend were state legislators from the area, including Senator Kevin Engler and State Representative Brad Robinson; and Dana Thompson, chair of the Board of Probation and Parole. Local dignitaries included Farmington City Administrator Gregory Beavers, St. Francois County Commissioners, and business and community leaders. Members of the ACI Boland architectural firm of Kansas City, which designed the facility, and the contractor, Hogan Construction of St. Louis, were also present.

The CSC will provide short-term residential services to probationers and parolees who have been convicted of Class C and D felonies with no previous criminal convictions that are in need of short-term deterrence or substance abuse services; are at risk for revocation by the courts for technical violations of probation; are approved for release from prison by the Parole Board but do not have an appropriate home plan in the local community or are at risk for revocation by the Parole Board for technical violations of parole.

The facility cost approximately $4.3 million to build, with 90 percent of the construction costs paid for with federal Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth In Sentencing Funds (VOI/TIS) money. It will employ 23 correction professionals and house 30 probationers or parolees.

The 22,000-square-foot facility consist of dormitory-style housing space for the offenders, an administrative area to accommodate the existing probation and parole district offices for the Farmington area, as well as sufficient program/classroom areas.

The public is invited to attend an open house with tours of the facility on Dec. 4 from 1-4 p.m.

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