Community Work Center Overview
The Bureau of Education, Treatment and Reentry oversees the operations and distribution of staff for four community work centers throughout the state. Community work centers consist of a work center manager, correctional officers, psychosocial rehabilitation specialists, programming staff and administrative support staff. If you have questions or concerns about a specific work center, please contact the work center manager.
A Transition Into the Community
As part of its mission to better protect and prepare offenders for positive transition into the community, the department supervises felony offenders in four community work centers located in Nampa, Boise and Idaho Falls. These facilities house court-retained jurisdictional offenders together with offenders preparing to parole from state prisons.
Mission and Purpose
Community work centers are residential facilities that serve two main purposes. First, they allow offenders to work while becoming reunited with families and the community. The centers offer selected inmates, who are nearing release, a chance to prepare themselves for release. Second, they provide protection to the community through high accountability and security of the offender in the community work center program.