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.

 

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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.

Brandy Hopkins
CORP Employment Specialist

Brandy Hopkins is an Employment Specialist with the Community Offender Resource Program. She is a native of Galloway, NJ where she graduated from Stockton University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. While completing her educational studies, Brandy continued to work as a Customer Service Manager at the Sands Casino of Atlantic City. Once the business doors closed at the Sands another door opened which led her to become a Substitute Teacher with Pleasantville Board of Education and later a Life Coach, where she managed a Prison Re-Entry program for ex-offenders diagnosed with disabilities. She assisted over 100 people transition and reintegrate into society as law-abiding citizens with attainable vocational goals in mind. She was able to extend this program to displaced veterans of Veteran’s Haven and homeless persons living in shelters with great hopes of helping one more person get off the street.  She continued to work within vocational services programs, assisting disadvantaged persons obtain and maintain employment as an Employment Specialist, Job Coach, and Skills Trainer.

 

After relocating to Greensboro, NC in 2014 with her three sons, Brandy began working with Cape Fear Vocational Services as an Employment Specialist serving supported employment and work adjustment clients referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. After a few short months, she was promoted to a Life Skills Trainer and Assistant Director with the Project SEARCH team where she collaborated with multiple agencies such as Alamance Burlington School System, Cardinal Innovations, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and Vocational Rehabilitation to make the program an annual success. There she worked with school students over the age of 16 to develop in-demand job skills for various hospital departments in preparation for obtaining and maintaining competitive employment within the community upon program completion and graduation.

 

Brandy was then promoted to Assistant Director for Forsyth, Surry, and Stokes Counties where she managed Employment Specialists and over 200 participating clients, and she implemented policies and procedures that were adopted companywide. Brandy has successfully built relationships with a wide range of community employers in Alamance, Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Surry, and Stokes counties by encouraging hiring personnel to get involved in giving back to the community by allowing an opportunity for the disadvantaged to display their skills and abilities despite their displacements and disabilities. She held onto the passion of helping people throughout her career, which led her to One Step Further, Inc. to help her new community take one step at a time toward improving lives as the key to making the world a better place.

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Phone: 336-275-3699

Fax: 336-378-0959

Email: bhopkins@onestepfurther.com