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BI Incorporated and Illinois DOC complete series of Transition Celebrations for parolees


Date: 
November 18, 2010
Location: 
Boulder, CO

The Illinois Department of Corrections and BI Incorporated held several events this fall for parolees who have completed an intensive state-funded supervision and treatment program operated by BI. These events, called Transition Celebrations, mark the completion of the parolees’ commitment to Spotlight Reentry Center programs. BI operates eight Spotlight Reentry Centers for the Illinois Department of Corrections. The state funds the centers to focus on reducing parolee recidivism, prison crowding, and correctional costs by helping individuals live crime-free. Studies show these programs help reduce costly recidivism through intensive supervision, treatment and training. The centers are open seven days a week.

BI hosted transition celebrations at:

  • Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, for parolees who attended programs at Spotlight Reentry Center programs in Northside and West Grand.
  • Main Street Church of the Living God, 2000 N. Main St. in Decatur, for parolees who attended the program in Decatur.
  • Southside Reentry Center, 5701 S Wood Street, Chicago, for parolees who attended the program in Southside and Chicago Heights.
  • St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1527 North 42nd St. in East St. Louis, for parolees who attended the program in East St. Louis.

At each of these events, local dignitaries addressed attendees. Program graduates and former program participants also shared success stories and anecdotes about how the Spotlight Reentry Center program helped them make positive changes in their lives.

About BI Incorporated (www.bi.com )
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is the leading technology, treatment and supervision company in community corrections today. BI contracts with approximately 900 governmental agencies nationwide, supporting them with a full continuum of intensive supervision technologies and community-based cognitive behavioral reentry programs for adult and juvenile offenders. BI’s ISO 9001:2008 certified national monitoring center, owned and operated by BI, provides 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively for governmental agencies. BI works closely with local public corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities it serves using evidence-based practices in a community setting.