April 22nd 2020 - Facility Governing Board Meetings changed to Teleconference
The last line of West Central's Philosophy references Honesty and Awareness. During times of crisis, these ideals are as important as ever. Each month, Staff and members of our Facility Governing Board conduct an open meeting to discuss the challenges and accomplishments that have occurred. The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has now prevented us from having our meeting in person. In order to allow the public access to the Honest discussion about issues we are experiencing and for them to be Aware of the great work we are doing, that meeting has now been temporarily changed to a teleconference. Should any members of the public wish to participate in this teleconference, they may contact the Executive Director for the teleconference time and information.
March 17th 2020 - Mail-In and In-Person Property Drop Off Suspended
In our continued efforts to combat the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), the decision has been made to not accept any resident property through the mail or by in person drop off. This virus has the ability to survive on the surfaces of items for an extended period of time. By closing this avenue of transmission, our hope is to protect the health and wellness of our resident community. Rest assured that West Central will provide your resident with all the items that he or she needs to be successful in our program during this time of uncertainty. As always, you may contact us directly with any cares or concerns you may have about this change.
March 10th 2020 - In Person Visits Suspended
At West Central, the health and safety of our resident population is of the utmost concern. The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) poses challenges for those individuals who are confined. With their health and safety in mind, West Central is suspending all in-person contact between the general public and our residents. This includes volunteers and in person family visitation. Attorneys or members of the clergy who need to contact or meet with residents at the facility may contact the Executive Director to make arrangements. West Central believes that in person contact between family members and their resident is instrumental to their recovery and will resume in-person visitation when appropriate
West Central Welcome
West Central is a 144 bed Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF) serving Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, and Union counties.
West Central is a secure treatment environment which provides a local alternative to prison with the primary purpose of rehabilitation for non-violent male and female felony offenders.
We are here to assist residents in their journey to make the changes necessary to live a productive, sober, pro-social life.
About West Central
A lighthouse can inspire feelings of hope and salvation during turbulent times. It can also represent truth, be a source of comfort and stability, provide a destination, or be an answer. Nothing else speaks of safety and security like that of a lighthouse.
Our purpose at West Central is never to choose or judge the path that brings residents to our facility, but instead we have the ability to help and guide others.
As staff members considered a fitting logo and mission for West Central, the lighthouse served as a reminder that we cannot miss opportunities to change what we can about our behavior or attitude, rather than waiting for others. It reminds us to consider taking A New Direction.