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Day Reporting Centers

IDOC utilizes seven day reporting centers (DRC) that serve as resource centers and reentry hubs for persons under parole supervision in high-impact regions throughout the state, who are vulnerable to drugs, crime, gangs, violence, unemployment, poverty and family dissolution. The centers are open 365 days a year and provide counseling, programs and services to support the parolee's transition into society. The centers include a highly structured program that offers an alternative sanction for non-violent parole violators. The agency's parole efforts also support the Sheridan Drug Prison and Reentry Program at Sheridan Correctional Center and the Substance Abuse Treatment and Reentry Program at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center, which are two prison-based therapeutic communities dedicated to providing drug treatment and reentry services for drug involved individuals in custody.​