Community Corrections is a division within the Department of Corrections that oversees Electronic Monitoring, Operation Impact, Work Release and Community Work Details. Community Corrections also serves as the primary provider of our inmate transports. The Community Corrections Department was originally developed in 1994 by Thomas Elliott Jr. who has since become the Superintendent. The department is currently run by Lieutenant Rachel Harrness.
Administrative Home Confinement (Electronic Monitoring):
Electronic Monitoring is a program for minimum security inmates which is sometimes recommended by the sentencing court. If an inmate is of exceptional behavior while serving his/her time at the House of Corrections - Community Corrections Officers may consider petitioning the court and allowing the inmate to participate in the electronic monitoring program without a recommendation from the court. The offender is closely monitored by strict scheduling and an ankle monitoring unit. This allows for the punitive goals of sentencing to be met while also allowing an individual the opportunity to work and get back on their feet before fully transitioning back into society with less or no further supervision.
Work Release: Work Release is a program for minimum security inmates which is sometimes recommended by the sentencing court. If an inmate is of exceptional behavior while serving his/her time at the House of Corrections - Community Corrections Officers may consider petitioning the court and allowing the inmate to participating in the program without a recommendation from the court. This program allows an inmate to leave during the day for financial gain and come back to the House of Corrections at a scheduled time after the work day is complete. This can allow for an inmate to provide for themselves or their family while remaining incarcerated and serving out his/her sentence.
Operation Impact (OPI): Operation Impact is a program currently run by Corporal Nicholas Balch. The OPI Program shows kids, teens and adolescents the damage that can be inflicted upon an individual's life or family's life if incarcerated. The OPI Program provides presentations such as, but not limited to; Grafton County Jail Tours, in-school presentations (sometimes with inmate speakers), educational classes and more. (Operation Impact)
Community Work Details: Community Work Details
Community Corrections Staff
Phone: (603) 787-2019
Lieutenant Rachel Harrness: Ext. 1703
Corporal Nicholas Balch: Ext. 1705
Sergeant Anthony Griffin:
Corporal Olivia Vardaro Ext. 1704
Officer Ext. 1239