ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Plans for a work-release program for female offenders in Madison County are on hold because of a lack of funding.
County officials had hoped to have a program in place by this fall, but they haven't heard back on a grant application and don't have the money to start without it.
Executive director Ann Roberts of the Community Justice Center tells The Herald Bulletin the center had expected to hear by July 1 on its application for a $390,000 Community Correction Grant administered through the Indiana Department of Correction.
Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison said the department is still reviewing the request.
Officials now hope to implement a work-release program for women in 2014.
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