|In mid-December 2005, Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS) began providing service in the Sanction Treatment Assessment and Revocation Transition (START) Program. This program began as a 3-year pilot project between the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC) and CCCS. Since launching as a 3-year pilot, START has successfully diverted 77 percent of its offenders, exceeding its original goal of 50 percent. |
START was formerly located in an antiquated forensic unit on the state hospital campus in Warm Springs, Montana, having an 88-bed capacity. A new $12.3 million, 40,000 square-foot flagship, state-of-the-art facility was constructed near Anaconda and opened for services in August 2010. The new facility has a capacity of 142 regular beds and 10 special needs beds. START offers an assessment/sanction center for adult males who have violated conditions of community placement including pre-release, parole, or probation. START will retain its 37 employees, plus add 14 new jobs, totaling approximately 55 employees.