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Road to Re-Entry > Re-Entry Programs > Community Transition Program Community Transition Program (CTP)

CTP

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:

Eligible Offenders

Who is eligible for CTP?

Everyone committed to the DOC under IC 35-50 is eligible for CTP except the following:

  • Those sentenced to less than two years in the DOC
  • Those with active non-DOC warrants, detainers, or pending charges
  • Those who do not meet the notification time requirements specified in IC 11-10-11.5
  • Those who are not residents of Indiana
  • Those with indeterminate life sentences
  • Those sentenced to life without parole
  • Those sentenced to death
  • Those who are safe keepers, pre-disposition, and misdemeanants

How long does CTP last?

  • A and B felons may serve up to 120 days on the Community Transition Program, if so ordered through court order.
  • A and B felons who only have charges under IC 35-48-4 and or IC 16-42-19 may serve up to 180 days on the Community Transition Program, if so ordered through court order.
  • C felons may serve up to 90 days on the Community Transition Program and will be released to the receiving county if a court ordered denial is not received by the offender's Community Transition Program commencement date.
  • C felons who only have charges under IC 35-48-4 and or IC 16-42-19 may serve up to 120 days on the Community Transition Program and will be released to the receiving county if a court ordered denial is not received by the offender's Community Transition Program commencement date.
  • D felons may serve up to 60 days on the Community Transition Program and will be released to the receiving county if a court ordered denial is not received by the offender's Community Transition Program commencement date.

Administration

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.

County Programs

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.

Victim Notification

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.