The Barry County Office of Community Corrections has three programs designed to help offenders successfully complete probation while avoiding incarceration. Programs and services are designed using a rehabilitative approach with careful consideration for public safety.
The three programs the Barry County OCC offers are:
- The Cog Program
- The Drug Testing Program
- The Anger Management Program
The Cog Program is a cognitive behavioral-based group treatment exclusively for OCC enrolled offenders. Treatment addresses anti-social and criminal thinking patterns that contribute to criminal behavior. Services are provided through the Barry County Community Mental Health Authority, and all referrals must participate in a screening and assessment to be determined appropriate for service.
The Drug Testing Program
The Drug Testing Program is a minimum 120-day program that provides instant drug and alcohol testing to enrolled offenders. All participants are assigned a testing color and are directed to test on a random basis through our testing hotline. All participants receive a program intake, which includes a verbal and written review of program rules.
The Anger Management Program
The Anger Management Program is a group treatment program where individuals learn to appropriately manage anger and aggression. Services are provided through Catholic Charities of West Michigan, and all referrals must participate in a screening and assessment to determine eligibility.