Offender Resource Department

Program Mission:

The Offender Resource Center (ORC) mission is to provide an alternative sentencing plan for the Courts.  The plan is based upon the concept of Community Corrections.  The ORC provides for public safety through a structured environment, while addressing the offender’s needs, including substance abuse, from a central location in order to alter criminal behavior.
The Offender Resource Center’s screening and assessment is to facilitate the client’s entry into treatment services and to determine the level of substance abuse treatment that the client may need.

 

Program Description:
The Offender remains at one location and has available the following services on a daily basis:  Intensive Out-Patient Substance Abuse Treatment, Regular Out-Patient Substance Abuse Treatment, GED, HRD-Human Resource Development Program, ABE-Adult Basic Education Literacy, Life Skills (including Family Counseling, Anger Management, Budgeting, Parenting, Health Education, Health Referrals and Narcotics Anonymous).  Client participation begins with intense attendance and is phased down as he progresses through the 6 – 9 month program.

INTERESTING FACTS:

Robeson County Offender Resource Center was formerly known as the Robeson County Day Reporting Center.

RCORC provides services to the Criminal Justice Community in hopes of reducing recidivism among those who are placed on probation by the courts.

RCORC provides space for an In-House Probation Officer to facilitate our program mission.  RCORC provides space for a TASC worker to provide timely and efficient screening and assessments of those persons referred to our center.

RCORC cooperates with Robeson County Health Department , The Healing Lodge and the Dream Center to help reduce the incidents of STD’s.

RCORC cooperates with Robeson Community College’s Workforce Investment Act (US Department of Labor) in providing a meaningful workplace experience for their participants.

RCORC provides space for an N.A. group (Narcotics Anonymous) to meet.
Robeson County Pre- Trial
I.          MISSION STATEMENT

TO REDUCE THE COST OF INCARCERATION BY PROVIDING ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION WHILE MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMIINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

 

II.         THE FUNCTION OF PRETRIAL SERVICES

Pretrial Services primary function is to aid in reducing the Jail Population by recommending the release of those defendants who after careful review qualify for either the Pretrial Release Program or Electronic House Arrest.  In addition Pretrial Services also performs a wide range of functions within the court system, to include but not limited to the following: the preparation of affidavits of indigence and the retrieval of outstanding criminal processes.

III.        INSSURANCE OF POLICIES ON PRETRIAL RELEASE

The Pretrial Services Program in Robeson County is under the provisions of G.S. 15A-535(b).

A.          Subject to the provisions of this article, the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for each district or set of districts as defined in G.S. 7A-41.1 (a) in consolation with the Chief District Court Judge or Judges of all the District Court Districts in which are located any of the counties in the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge’s District or set of districts, must devise and issue recommended policies to be followed within each of those counties in determining whether, and upon what conditions, a defendant may be released before trial and may include in such policies, or issue separately, a requirement that each Judicial Official who imposes condition (4) in G.S. 15A534W must record the reasons for doing so in writing.

B.         In any county in which there is a pretrial release program, the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge may, after consultation whit the Chief District Court Judge, order that defendants accepted by such program for supervision shall, with their consent, be released by Judicial Officials to supervision of such programs, and subject to its rules and regulations, in lieu of releasing the defendants on conditions (1), (2), or (3) c f  G.S. 15A-534(a).  (1973 c. 1286, s. 1; 1975, c. 791, s.1; 1987, c. 481, s. 2; 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1037, s 55.)

FAQ: (frequently asked questions)

  • What is RCORC?  The Offender Resource Center (ORC) is a community based facility at which you will receive a new start through enhanced supervision along with supportive rehabilitation services. The ORC carries several advantages for you, the participant.
    • Screening and intensive programming for Substance Abuse.
    • Daily check-in for Probation/TASC Compliance
    • Random Drug Testing
    • GED and other Life Skill Education

By providing alcohol and other drug treatment education, job skills training and other services, the ORC can help individuals get on the right track and support constructive integration into the community.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

  • Felony Probation Violators
  • Felony Offenders in the I/A Cells
  • Intermediate Level Probation

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Clients must be on probation to attend the ORC. Participation at the ORC is part of the probation requirements.

2.         What is TASC?  TASC- Treatment Alternative for Safer Communities.  The policy of the State is to assist individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems in ways consistent with the dignity, rights and responsibilities of all North Carolina citizens.  Within available resources it is the obligation of State and local government to provide services to eliminate reduce or prevent the disabling effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse through a service delivery system designed to meet the needs of client in the least restrictive available setting, if the least restrictive available setting, if the least restrictive setting in therapeutically most appropriate, and to maximize their quality of life.

TASC MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of North Carolina TASC Network is to provide care management services to drug-involved & mentally ill offenders.  TASC’s objective is to provide quality services to offenders as early in the criminal justice continuum as possible.  TASC combines the influence of legal sanctions with recommended treatment modalities.  Through treatment matching and closely supervised community reintegration, TASC seeks to permanently interrupt the vicious cycle of addiction, criminality, arrest, conviction, incarceration, release, criminality and re-arrest.

TASC operate under the authority of the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.  TASC is designed to address the issues of addiction & criminal activity & drug use among this population.  These objectives are systematically addressed by developing process which effectively & efficiently link treatment and justice components involved with the chemically dependant offender.
3.         What is TASC’s function?  TASC functions as the bridge between the criminal justice system and the treatment system by identifying drug-involved and mentally ill offenders who demonstrate the likelihood for rehabilitation based on program criteria.  TASC assists the judiciary in making decisions about sentencing options, implements court orders to treatment and monitors individual treatment progress for judicial and correctional systems.

The TASC Network was developed to impede drug-related criminal activity through the rehabilitation of offenders in community-based treatment.  TASC endeavors to provide a practical response to prison overcrowding issues by diverting selected individuals to treatment and away from institutional settings.  For those selected individuals who remain in the community, TASC seeks to provide services and access to treatment that will result in their successful management and reintegration into the community.

The goal of the TASC Network is to intervene in the drug-crime cycle by selecting appropriate drug-involved and/or mentally ill offenders for treatment; facilitating entry into the recovery process; advocating for the offender’s opportunity to successfully complete TASC and treatment requirements; ensuring community safety; and consequently, minimizing the impact of recidivism on the criminal justice system.

4.         Why is there a need for a TASC screening and assessment and one for the RCORC Program?  TASC screening will screen out those who have no mental   health or substance abuse/dependency issues or evidence of substance-related problems; are unwilling to volunteer for TASC services and treatment or require services that are not available in their area.  TASC assessment verifies the presence of substance abuse and/or mental health needs and gains an understanding of the offender’s rehabilitation  needs which guides all subsequent service delivery and case management activities.  From these screening and assessments a service plan is established to address the clients initial referral to treatment and to meet immediate needs in order to facilitate treatment entry.

COMMON TERMS:

RCORC – Robeson County Offender Resource Center
IOPT – Intensive Out-Patient Treatment
ROPT – Regular Out-Patient Treatment
TASC – Treatment Alternatives to Safer Communities
DART – Drug, Alcohol, Rehabilitative Treatment

Aftercare – Following Treatment after a person has been in a treatment facility as an in-patient.

Group Therapy – Counseling/treatment in a group setting.

Individual Therapy – Counseling/treatment one on one with a counselor.

MAJOR PROJECTS:

1.         TASC screening, assessment and case management.

2.         RCORC substance abuse assessment, treatment planning, group and individual substance abuse treatment.

3.         Robeson Community College educational assessment, instruction, as well as vocational training.

4.         Employment counseling and employment services provided by The North Carolina Employment Security Commission.

5.         Vocational Rehabilitation counseling and assistance provided by N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

6.         Robeson Community College Human Resource Development (HRD) life skills.

7.         Robeson County Health Department/Healing Lodge provides a health educator to provide health education and to make referrals as needed to service providers.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mr. David Powell, Director RCORC/CSAC
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 737-5023
Cell: (910) 674-9054
Fax: (910) 737-5051
Email: david.powell@co.robeson.nc.us

Harry Warriax, Assistant Director RCORC/PTR Coordinator
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 737-5025
Fax: (910) 608-2268
Cell: 910-374-5929
Email: harry.warriax@co.robeson.nc.us

Lisa Monroe- Pre-Trial Screener
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone Number (910) 737-5022
Fax: (910) 737-5051
Email: lisa.monroe@co.robeson.nc.u

Sondrea Cuvilje, TASC
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 671-4149
Fax: (910) 671-7275
Email: scuvilje@mail.ccmentalhealth.org

Amy Paul- Pre-Trial Response Officer
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 737-4082
Fax: 608-2268
Email: Amy.Paul@co.robeson.nc.us 

Vinton McNeil- Substance Abuse Counselor
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 737-5023 Fax: 737-5051
Email: Vinton.McNeil@co.robeson.nc.us

Ritchie McCrimmon Pre-Trial Response Officer
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 737-4028
Fax: (910) 608-2268
Email: ritchie.mccrimmon@co.robeson.nc.us

Raymond Manning-Substance Abuse Counselor
120 West 6th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 737-5014
Fax:(910) 737-5051
Email: raymond.manning@co.robeson.nc.us

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Regular hours

Night Treatment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,  and Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

RCORC – David Powell, CSAC, BA
TASC – Sondrea Cuvilje

LINKS:
RCORC – www.co.robeson.nc.us

Robeson County Mental Health – www.srmhc.org

N.C. Department of Corrections – www.doc.state.nc.us

CJPP – http://cjpp.doc.state.nc.us

TASC – www.nctasc.net

Robeson Community College – www.robeson.cc.nc.us

Vocational Rehabilitation – www.dhhs.state.nc.us

Employment Security Commission – www.ncesc.com

NC Mental Health – www.dhhs.state.nc.us