Protecting public safety and reducing recidivism by providing non-violent offenders appropriate placements with supervision, treatment and referral services.
Established in 1982, the DuComb Center was one of the first work release facilities in the state of Indiana. It is a community-based residential facility located near the South Bend Airport. Funded through the Indiana Department of Corrections and user fees, DuComb Center is administered by the Community Corrections Advisory Board. It serves as an alternative to incarceration, and provides programming in job readiness, substance abuse and cognitive skills.
DuComb Center supervises over 600 offenders each year, and offers extensive program options to provide the most effective sentencing options based on offender history and need. Offenders who are supervised through DuComb receive individualized treatment plans designed to ensure their success after completing their sentences. These treatment plans address any substance abuse or behavioral issues the offender might have, in addition to job-readiness training to help them secure employment.