The Grand Traverse Area is very fortunate to have many valuable resources and volunteers to contribute to the positive reinforcement of the inmate population. In addition, the programs offered to facility occupants are locally available, increasing the likelihood of successful reentry upon release from jail.
In years past, one of our most valuable offerings has been the GED Program. Many inmates have fulfilled this requirement, gaining their High School Equivalency Diploma, ultimately leading to better employment and further educational opportunities. Unfortunately - due to budget cuts, we have been unable to fund this program since 2011. We are researching alternate sources for funding.
These program opportunities may also be represented in our local specialized courts, again adding to reinforce support for the inmate.