Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS) is a
private, not-for-profit, 501-c(3) corporation that was
incorporated in 1983. Headquartered in Butte, Montana,
CCCS provides services for local, state, and federal
agencies including correctional and other human service
programs designed for adults and juveniles.
The nonprofit corporation
organized under the laws of the state of Montana
was formed by a group of local citizens concerned with the treatment
received by offenders sentenced to correctional institutions.
These citizens, many of whom currently remain on CCCS' Board of Directors,
were particularly concerned about the
lack of preparations made to assist offenders re-entering society upon
completion of their sentences. The efforts of this group and the
start-up costs for the program were largely funded through the
Department of Institutions.
We started as the Butte Pre-Release Center, Inc., which opened its doors December
24, 1983 to receive four Montana State Prison inmates. At the time, the pre-release center was a
30-bed community-based residential facility for adult male offenders; we
then had 13 employees.
On July 1, 1987, the pre-release center expanded its
program to a 40-bed facility. This was possible through the combined
efforts of the Board of Directors, Department of Corrections and Montana State Legislature.
During that year, the Board of
Directors purchased properties directly adjacent to the pre-release
center. This building has since been renovated to include space
for Life Skills/Educational classes, Cognitive Principles and
Restructuring (CP&R), Anger Management, and Parenting, among others.
In December 1988, the Board of Directors purchased the existing pre-release facility,
the Cohn building, from a bank in Glasgow, Montana. The
acquisition opened a new era for privately operated pre-release centers
in Montana; this purchase was the first by a privately run not-for-profit
corporation. The facility received a complete renovation,
including carpeting, painting, and a complete cosmetic repair of the
In July 1992, CCCS expanded its community corrections
operations through the development and implementation of the Women's
Transitional Center. This program has been designed to
specifically address those issues unique to the female offender in
Our pre-release programs in Butte, Montana have grown from
a 30-bed men's program in 1983 to the current 144-bed Butte Pre-Release
Center for adult male offenders. Additionally, we have expanded
from the original 25-bed Women's Transition Center that opened in 1992
to a 65-bed facility for adult female offenders.
One of the highlights of our operations is that
both of these facilities are American Correctional Association (ACA)
accredited, which distinguishes us from other community correctional
facilities in that since 1998, CCCS is the only facility of this type in
Montana to achieve this honor.
CCCS expanded into the juvenile field with the November
1999 opening of the Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Facility in Medical Lake,
In 2002, CCCS successfully responded to a competitive RFP
issued by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) to design, build,
finance, and operate a 60-bed secure detention facility at Galen,
Montana. The total cost for this project was $9.6 million.
This flagship facility was a huge undertaking for our corporation;
however, it has proven to not only have been a good business decision,
but, more importantly, is recognized as one of the finest juvenile
correctional facilities in the country. This facility has received ACA accreditation typifying CCCS' commitment
to be held to the highest correctional standards in all of our facilities.
In December 2002 in response to a competitive bid, CCCS was
selected to design and operate a modified therapeutic community, the
WATCh Program, on the Warm Springs, Montana State Hospital Campus.
The WATCh Program, which has grown to a 156-bed facility, is a six-month intensive cognitive behavioral based
modified therapeutic community that assists Family Members (offenders)
in developing those skills necessary to create pro-social change, reduce
anti-social thinking, address criminal behavior patterns and the
negative effects of chemical addiction while integrating more fully
into society. This partnership with the
Montana Department of
Corrections (MDOC) demonstrates a pro-active response to the growing
number of 4th and subsequent DUI offenders in the Montana criminal
justice system. The therapeutic community model that is utilized
at the WATCh Program has been found quite effective in reducing drug
abuse and criminal recidivism.
In February 2005, MDOC allowed CCCS the opportunity to
expand into the Glendive, Montana area with the activation of WATCh
East, a 40-bed co-ed facility also using a modified therapeutic
community (TC) model to treat 4th or subsequent DUI
offenders referred by MDOC.
CCCS' diversification and experience in administering
substance abuse programs is not limited to the TC model. Since
1998, we have administered the Connections Corrections Program in Butte,
Montana. This 52-bed residential program delivers services for male offenders in an intense,
60-day, community setting.
Because of the successful outcomes that we have demonstrated, in the
fall of 2005, MDOC requested an expansion of this model by 52
additional contract beds at the WATCh-facility located in Warm Springs,
Montana. Collectively, these two programs provide 104 specialized addictions treatment beds for MDOC.
CCCS also operates an adult male transition center in
Bismarck, North Dakota. In Fall 2005, we received notification
that CCCS was the successful respondent to a competitive RFP that was
issued by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
(ND DOCR), to provide 47 additional parole violator and
assessment/sanction beds for their agency. With the 2006 Summer completion expansion of the facility, the Bismarck
Transition Center now has the capacity to house 150 residents.
In December 2005, we were successful in developing a
partnership with MDOC to open and operate START, an 80-bed
assessment/sanction center located at Warm Springs, Montana, and also a
32-bed re-entry facility in Bozeman, Montana (Gallatin County) that is a
joint partnership between MDOC, Gallatin County and CCCS.
In April 2006, we were successful in our bid
to MDOC to provide a methamphetamine treatment program in Lewistown,
Montana. The 80-bed men's treatment center serves those
offenders convicted a second time (or more) of methamphetamine
possession. This program is called Nexus, which means connecting
or linking services. It started accepting its first adult
male offenders on June 1, 2007.
In April 2007, CCCS began operating Discovery House, a
short-term shelter home for troubled youth between the ages of 10 to 18
who are in need of care and supervision. This program serves Deer
Lodge, Granite, Powell, Silver Bow, Beaverhead and Madison counties.
In our 30 years of service, we have expanded our operations to
include 14 different facilities; these are located in three states:
Montana, Washington, and North Dakota. We have grown from 13
employees to 559 full- and
Board of Directors.
CCCS is governed by a non-compensated, volunteer Board of
Directors, many of whom have been board members since
Staff. CCCS staff is very involved in community and civic activities, some
of which include: public and parochial school coaching, Little
League Baseball, Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus, Habitat
for Humanity, Chamber of Commerce, Mentoring, and other youth
activities. For the past many years, staff has participated in
the Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Uptown Festivals and
Christmas Stroll. The Corporate office has approximately 31 employees.
CCCS is a team of individuals dedicated to meeting the human service needs of youths
and adults to promote healthy living through
treatment, training, and supervision.
CCCS is a company, through diversity, that continues to change lives, one-life-at-a-time, one-day-at-a-time,
by providing services and programs to persons in need.
CCCS currently operates 13 programs, which are located in three states. These are listed below in
the chronological order that they began operating and include:
Butte Pre-Release Center.
This 160-bed facility is a pre-release center located in Butte,
Montana. It is a program for adult male offenders
referred by the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC) and the Federal Bureau
of Prisons (FBOP). It has been accredited by the American
Correctional Association (ACA) since 1998. The facility has
approximately 55 employees. CCCS began operating this program
in December 1983.
Women's Transitional Center.
This 60-bed facility is a pre-release center located in Butte,
Montana. It is a program for adult female offenders referred
by MDOC and FBOP, and has been accredited by ACA since 1998.
The facility has approximately 47 employees. CCCS began
operating this program in June 1992.
Connections Corrections Programs.
The 104-bed facilities located in Butte (CCP) and Warm Springs (CCP
West), Montana, offer a 60-day addictions treatment program
for adult male offenders referred by MDOC. The program has
approximately 32 employees. CCCS began operating this program
in March 1998.
Martin Hall Juvenile
Detention Facility. This 63-bed facility located in
Medical Lake, Washington, offers a short-term detention program that
serves local counties, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and
Native American Indian Tribes. This facility has approximately
32 employees. CCCS began operating this program in November
Warm Springs Addiction
Treatment & Change (WATCh) Program. This 106-bed facility located
in Warm Springs, Montana, offers a 6-month modified therapeutic
treatment community for adult male, fourth or subsequent DUI
offenders referred by MDOC. The facility has approximately
64 employees. CCCS began operating this program in February 2002.
Bismarck Transition Center.
This facility started as a 63-bed facility. With the expansion
completed in July 2006, BTC now has the capacity to house 154 residents total. It is
located in Bismarck, North Dakota, and serves as a transition center for adult male
and now female offenders referred by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The Center achieved ACA accreditation in August 2005, and received
re-accreditation in 2008. It has grown to approximately 54 employees.
CCCS began operating this program in August 2002.
Reintegrating Youthful Offenders (RYO) Juvenile Correctional Facility.
This 60-bed facility is located in Galen, Montana. It is a long-term
juvenile correctional facility for youthful offenders referred by
FBOP and other contracting agencies and a short-term detention
facility for juveniles referred by various counties and contracting
agencies. RYO has been ACA accredited since January 2004.
The facility has approximately 80 employees. CCCS began operating this program in December 2002.
WATCh East. This
48-bed facility located in Glendive, Montana, offers a 6-month
modified therapeutic treatment community for adult female offenders
and some male offenders, all fourth or subsequent DUI offenders referred by MDOC.
The facility has approximately 30 employees. CCCS began operating this
program in February 2005.
Gallatin County Work-Release and Re-Entry Program.
This 40-bed facility is located on property owned by Gallatin County in Bozeman, Montana.
It is a multiple use facility that includes pre-release,
work-release, drug court sanction, detention, and re-entry, for
adult male offenders. The facility has approximately 24
employees. It began providing services in mid-December 2005.
Sanction Treatment Assessment and Revocation Transition (START) Program.
This program began as a 3-year pilot project between the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC) and CCCS.
It began providing services in mid-December 2005. START
was formerly located in an antiquated forensic unit on the state
hospital campus in Warm Springs, Montana, having an 88-bed
capacity. A new $12.3 million, 40,000 square-foot flagship,
state-of-the-art facility was constructed near Anaconda and opened for services in
August 2010. The new facility has a capacity of 142 regular
beds and 10 special needs beds. START offers an assessment/sanction center for adult
males who have violated conditions of community placement including
pre-release, parole, or probation. START will retain its 37
employees, plus 14 new jobs, totaling approximately 55 employees.
Discovery House. This 9-bed
short-term care facility for youth in need of care and supervision is located south of
the county courthouse in Anaconda, Montana. It began as a youth shelter in July 1974 under
the direction of Sister Gilmary Vaughan, a Sinsinawa Dominican nun. It is
the only facility in Southwestern Montana where youth in crisis can be placed, other than in
county jails. It has approximately 13 employees. CCCS began
operating this facility on April 1, 2007.
NEXUS Program.This 80-bed methamphetamine treatment
facility is located in Lewistown, Montana. The program is based on a therapeutic
community model of treatment and includes a comprehensive array of correctional programming
and services, including food service, transportation, routine medical
and dental services, and various other programs such as anger
management, family relationships, life skills, criminal thinking errors,
and cognitive restructuring groups and counseling.
NEXUS has approximately 42 employees. It began accepting adult
male offenders on June 1, 2007.
Other Programs and Services
Transitional Living Program.
Initiated in August 1993 as the Alternative Reporting Component (ARC),
the Transitional Living Program is a transitional living daily reporting program for adult male
and female offenders, inclusive of MDOC and FBOP. It is also
used by district and municipal courts as a diversion
alternative. With a 20-slot capacity, it provides a continuum
of care for those offenders exiting from a pre-release program and
Enhanced Supervision Program.
Instituted in April 2006, the Enhanced Supervision
Program (ESP) provides contract services to those offenders --
probationers and parolees -- who are under community supervision as
established by the Butte office of Adult Probation and Parole.
Individuals participating in ESP are troubled probationers and parolees
who are referred to the program because of their failures to meet the
specific terms and conditions of their individually-tailored supervision
Additional Programs and Services. These include adult and
juvenile transportation services, urinalysis collection and testing,
batterers' intervention program, and parenting, anger management and
chemical dependency counseling services.
Chief Executive Officer
Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc.
471 East Mercury Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.782.0417 Fax: 406.782.6964
WHY A NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Because we are a mission driven organization, our corporate goals differ
widely from for-profit companies. We are governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors who have no financial interests in the company.
This defines them as Stakeholders rather than Shareholders.
Therefore, instead of profits going to dividends, all excess revenues
are plowed back into operations in the form of capital expenditures or
improvements (facilities and equipment), staff investment (wages,
benefits and training), or future operations (new or expanded services).
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