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Cordova Center

130 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 274-1022
Fax: (907) 274-3508
Capacity: 272
Client: Alaska Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA)

BACKGROUND: The Cordova Center provides temporary housing, monitoring and transitional services for 272 minimum-security adult male furloughs, court ordered restitution cases, and confined un-sentenced and sentenced misdemeanants from the Alaska Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Cordova Center is located in the northern part of Anchorage, near the Merrill Field Airport and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.


SCOPE OF WORK: Residents receive help transitioning from a life of crime to one of responsibility and productivity. This process includes teaching life skills and providing job readiness training. Newly placed residents are subject to a highly structured environment. As treatment and rehabilitation goals are achieved, offenders earn the privilege of decreased structure and increased responsibility. Eligible residents are able to obtain employment within the community. Non-employed residents participate in supervised community work service projects. Security measures include 24-hour custodial supervision, closed circuit surveillance cameras and frequent census checks.


SERVICES: The residents of the Cordova Center provide thousands of hours of work to various non-profit and local government agencies in Anchorage. AA, NA, and Cocaine Anonymous (CA) Counseling Life Skills (including Anger/Stress Management, Budgeting, Banking, Personal Hygiene, Securing Housing, Victim Impact and Awareness, and Moral Resonation Therapy) Employment Assistance (including Resume Writing, Job Search Strategies, Job Application, and Interview Techniques) provided by Nine Star Services. Educational Opportunities (offered through the University of Alaska)


ACCREDITATION: The facility achieved initial accreditation through the American Correctional AssociationM (ACA) in 2014 with a score of 100%.

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