Reception-Diagnostic Center (RDC):
THE ‘FIRST STEP’ TO SUCCESSFUL REENTRY
Even though RDC has no programs in place per se due to nature of our task, the facility is still contributing in a positive manner to the reentry process; and does so from the first day an offender is committed to the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC).
- RDC is assisting qualified offenders meet entrance requirements of any Armed Forces military branch.
- RDC has partnered with a Sheltering Wings, a women’s shelter in Danville, IN; providing assistance to women and children in domestic abuse situations.
- RDC is implementing an informational video that includes state-wide DOC facilities: various educational options, programming, vocational training, and other opportunities to hasten the offenders’ successful reentry into local communities.
- RDC is providing transportation county-to-county for transfer of jail offenders committed to DOC; providing them with a facility environment that has the life-skills programming or educational opportunities that does assist them with individual successful community reentry.
- RDC is in the process of moving all DOC offender state records that shall be inventoried, stored, and maintained on-site. This ensures a more efficient records-keeping system; improving timeliness and accuracy of first-hand information sought.
- RDC is providing Extradition Trips to all 50 states.
- RDC is constantly reviewing/ revising all areas of administration and operations to ensure that the DOC mission of successful reentry is carried out in an efficient and positive manner.
- RDC began implementation of TABE testing for all offenders, which should allow them to be placed into programs in a more timely manner.
- RDC began requesting birth certificates for all offenders born in Indiana, which will allow these offenders to obtain proper identification upon release.