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3100 Railroad Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

701.328.6390 · Phone
701.328.6651 · Fax

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Adult Corrections: Bismarck Transition Center

Facility At-A-Glance

Administrator Kevin Arthaud
Address 2001 Lee Ave Bismarck, ND   58504
Phone and fax Phone:701-222-3440 Fax: 701-222-3599
Visiting Hours Sat/Sun 1pm to 4pm
Number of beds 162: 6 female and 156 male
Security level Minimum
Website Address: www.cccscorp.com

Mission Statement:

Bismarck Transition Center Building

Bismarck Transition Center is a professional team of individuals who promote public safety, preserve the rights of victims, fulfill the mandates of the criminal justice system, and address the individual needs of adults.


Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS) in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation opened BTC in August 2002 with 60 beds. The facility was renovated by a group of private investors and is leased to CCCS on a long-term basis. BTC was expanded in 2006 to include 102 more beds bringing the total to 162. BTC is the only community based correctional facility in North Dakota that is accredited by the American Correctional Association.

Program Objectives:

Correctional programming and treatment staff have established the following objectives to enable BTC to best achieve program goals:

  • Provide residents with a primary counselor responsible for development and constant assessment of an individualized treatment and correctional programming plan;
  • Provide designated residents with at least 8 hours of group therapy weekly;
  • Provide residents with a t least 1 hour of individual counseling weekly;
  • Provide residents with continuing cognitive restructuring classes to supplement those they participated in while incarcerated at North Dakota State Prison (NDSP);
  • Provide access to self support groups meetings weekly:
  • Provide a balance of other programming-anger management, parenting, women-specific programming, native American and culturally-sensitive groups-so as to best meet the unique needs of each resident;
  • Provide residents the opportunity to practice their spirituality and religion of choice;
  • Provide aftercare services to those residents designated as needing low intensive services;
  • Provide residents with at least 2 hours of recreation per day;
  • Provide opportunities for family involvement in treatment and correctional programming that includes weekly visitation; and
  • Provide opportunities for full-time employment and referrals.

Program staff reviews the effectiveness of correctional programming and treatment services through a process of continual quality assurance and total quality management. Feedback is gathered from residents, Administration and Program Staff.

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