Starke County Community Corrections Extends Lease

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Community Corrections office is staying put until the old jail building in downtown Knox is renovated to accommodate them.

Director Bob Hinojosa told the commissioners Monday the lease renewal for their office in the Christo’s Plaza on South Heaton Street includes an escape clause in case their new building is ready before the year is up. Additionally the rent is staying the same, and funds are available in the agency’s budget to cover it.

Starke County Community Corrections operates alternative sentencing programs for both the Knox City Court and Starke Circuit Court, including electronic monitoring home detention and community service in hopes of reducing recidivism among participants.