Community Offender Resource Program

Community Offender Resource Program

Program Description:

The Community Offender Resource Program (C.O.R.P.), formerly known as PreTrial Release Resource Program, provides individuals awaiting trial and those on probation or parole with evidence-based programs that will impact their current situation and reduce the possibility of recidivism. Services include anger management, parenting skills, behavior modification, and Workplace Survival/Job Readiness courses. All courses are offered at no expense to the client. 


Who Can Refer?

District Court, Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Guilford County PreTrial Services, Probation\Parole Officers, District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Private Attorneys, and Self Referrals.


Target Population:
Adults 16 and up


Program Goals:

Since the program’s inception, the C.O.R.P. has significantly reduced the amount of time Guilford County PreTrial Services and the adult court system spends making arrangements for and managing cases of inmates who require multiple services. In return, the issue of jail overcrowding is addressed by a quicker turn-around time for inmates to be approved for pre-trial release thus freeing up jail space for more serious offenders. Pre-trial released inmates will receive services needed to address life issues that precipitated their criminal behavior while awaiting trial for their pending charges.

 

C.O.R.P. activities: (1) address functional problems associated with the client’s substance use disorder and/or cognitive problems; (2) are strength-based and focused on improving the quality of the client’s life; (3) focus on alleviating identified needs of the client and assisting with skill acquisition; and (4) develop, improve, or maintain natural pro-social supports and relationships in the client’s life, both formal and informal.


Program Schedule:


Anger Management/ Attitude Orientation    (currently being held virtually)
Tuesday & Thursday (Evening) 6:00pm-8:00pm 

Adult Life Skills/ Parenting Skills (CBI)   (currently being held virtually)
Saturday a.m.

Workplace Survival/Job Readiness (currently being held virtually)

Tuesday & Thursday (Evening) 6:00pm-8:00pm


Program Location:
All program classes are held at the One Step Further, Inc. Greensboro office.


Is There a Fee for Your Service?
There are no fees for any of the services provided.

 

Phone: 336-275-3699, Ext. 201

Fax: 336-378-0959

Email: idaye@onestepfurther.com

Iris Daye
Community Offender Resource Program Director

Iris Daye is the Program Director of the Community Offender Resource Program.  She is a native of Greensboro, NC and initially joined the One Step Further staff in May of 1989 as an administrative assistant for the Adult Mediation Program. The following year, she was promoted to Case Coordinator, where she received conflict resolution training and gained years of experience as a court liaison. 

During this time, she also enrolled at NC A&T State University to pursue a degree in political science. In 1996, she was promoted to Program Director of the Victim Offender Restitution Program, which served the community by facilitating face-to-face meetings with juvenile offenders and their victims to address accountability and restitution.  In 2001, Ms. Daye later pursued another employment opportunity with the State of NC at Guilford County Pre-Trial Services, where she interviewed jail inmates who had been arrested and provided verified information at their first appearance hearing to assist the presiding judge in determining bond.  Her duties also included assisting the accused comply with pre-trial release conditions set forth by the court, and that experience has proven to be very beneficial in her present position.

In addition to being passionate about serving the citizens of Guilford County, Ms. Daye is an avid music lover, pianist, and recording artist, and she owns a music academy and entertainment company. She also enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction books, watching action and suspense movies, and visiting amusement parks with her 10-year-old son.

Charis Morgan-Martin
CORP Employment Specialist

Charis Morgan-Martin is a native of Prince George's County, Maryland only minutes from Washington, DC, and relocated with her young son in 1998 to attend college. After completing her studies and working 6 years in the education field, her passion for justice lead her to a career in corrections with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Adult Corrections section. 

Ms. Morgan-Martin's 10 year career with NCDPS began with her certification from the NC Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as a Correctional Officer in 2007. Two years later, Ms. Morgan-Martin passed the Sergeants' promotional exam and was promoted to Correctional Sergeant. In 2012, Ms. Morgan-Martin assumed the role of Assistant Unit Manager for the intensive control offender population; it was there she managed case managers, unit sergeants, and implemented systems to follow policies and procedures. She implemented quarterly Town Hall meetings between staff and offenders to encourage communication and model positive interactions. Ms. Morgan-Martin also served as an interim assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Custody and Operations where she conducted internal audits and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) investigations. In 2013, Ms. Morgan-Martin was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant, where she managed the daily facility operations for an offender population of over 800 and the security, programs, and medical staff. In 2015, Ms. Morgan-Martin was promoted to a regional recruiting and training initiative within the department. Ms. Morgan-Martin relocated to Greensboro with her husband and daughter in 2016 and has served in various educational roles to immerse herself in the community; however, her passion for justice and rehabilitative services has not died, which has led her to One Step Further.

Ms. Morgan-Martin enjoys spending time with her family and church family (friends, who have become family). She is also an avid reader and a researcher by nature, which means she most likely can be found with a book, phone, or computer nearby. Ms. Morgan-Martin relaxes by listening to instrumental jazz or classical music.

Phone: 336-275-3699

Fax: 336-378-0959

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