The Bay County Office of Community Corrections seeks to develop and evaluate programs for local adult non-violent criminal offenders. Working closely with the courts, probation departments, and the community resources, Community Corrections provides services through contracts with local agencies. Substance abuse assessment and treatment services are provided to help an offender achieve and maintain their sobriety. Community service work activities provide an opportunity for an offender to gain work experience while satisfying the payment of court costs and other fees. An educational and work preparation program called Work Plus helps prepare offenders for meaningful work. A newly founded Zero Tolerance drug testing program increases the level of substance abuse testing conducted with these non-violent offenders. For more information about Community Corrections call 895-4142.