AOC President Bill Hall and Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers testified
March 23 to the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety during
the Department of Corrections (DOC) budget presentations. The corrections
department budget contains community corrections grant-in-aid funding, which
sends over $260 million to counties to fund supervision, treatment, and
reentry programs.

“We realize these are tough budget times, but we are asking you to protect
any cuts to our public safety system, including those at DOC,” said Hall.
“We are concerned about proposed cuts to community corrections.”

The Governor’s Recommended Budget proposed a five percent cut to community
corrections baseline fun