The DeKalb County Community Corrections Center was completed in the winter of 2020. This 18,500+ sq. ft. facility will serve the Community Corrections needs of the county aimed at helping offenders to get back into a more productive society.
Working with the County and the Community Corrections Department, the program for this facility includes 52 work release beds, over 2,000 sq. ft of classroom and program space, a full-service kitchen, and more than 4,800 sq. ft. of administration space. Other key features in this development are a ventilated locker system, additional controls for security and safety, and technology-enhanced classrooms for online programs and learning.
Understanding the value and culture that a community corrections program like DeKalb County promotes allowed Elevatus Architecture to develop a program and design that would satisfy their immediate and future needs. This facility provides the Community Corrections department the appropriate space and future growth to continue the mission of increasing public safety, reducing recidivism, and encouraging individuals to improve their lives.