Community Corrections Programs
UPCAP administers two programs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan:
• West-Central U.P. Regional Community Corrections (WCUP)
• Central U.P. Regional Community Corrections (CUP)
The Community Corrections Program provides local Circuit and District Courts with community-based sentencing alternatives, and operates under the guidance of the WCUP Board and the CUP Advisory Board. When non-violent offenders are sentenced to intensive supervision, substance abuse treatment, or community service work through the Community Corrections Programs, the daily county jail population is reduced. This space is then available to house the less-violent, prison-bound offenders deemed suitable for incarceration within the local county jail. As prision is the most expensive sentencing option, the Community Corrections Program saves state dollars when offenders are housed in jails as opposed to prisons.
The program directly administers work crews in Alger, Delta, Gogebic, Iron, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties. The WCUP and CUP work in partnership with the local Sheriff Departments to supervise community service work crews in six counties: Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron, Menominee and Ontonagon. These community service work crews are supervised, use only non-violent offenders, and are very popular in the locations they serve.
Follow the links below to learn more about the different Community Corrections Programs and Eligibility Requirements for offenders: