Community Corrections


Community Corrections Center
164 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303
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Contact Information

County Probation: 334-671-8725
State Probation & Parole: 334-793-7079
Federal Probation & Parole: 334-671-0311
Court Referral: 334-677-1156
334-673-9452 (Fax)


Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Security Officers
On duty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, and an on-call staff member is scheduled for after-hour emergencies
Holiday Closures

Houston County Community Corrections operates under the authority of Alabama Act 93-693 and was created in 1993 to alleviate overcrowding in the Houston County Jail. Over the years the mission and scope of Community Corrections broadened. While keeping misdemeanor offender numbers manageable it was now possible for eligible felony offenders to be diverted from state facilities to ease overcrowding and growing correctional expenses being shouldered by the tax-payers.

In 2002 the Houston County Work Release Facility opened becoming the largest facility of this type in the State. This allows low-risk, non-violent offenders the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions in a local setting rather than being placed in a higher-security prison facility. Offenders are required to obtain employment, participate in substance abuse treatment, and complete educational programs designed to assist in changing their lives with a focus on both their personal and professional needs. Community Corrections partners with several local service providers and agencies to further build upon the "community" aspect of their mission.

In 2015 the Prison Reform Act was passed in legislation that not only recognized the importance of Community Corrections but also laid the groundwork for a bigger role in the criminal justice system. While not all Community Corrections Programs offer the same services they are all governed by Minimum Standards through the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Administrative Building

462 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Department Hours May Very
Closed Holidays

County Courthouse

114 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.