Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is the in-residence program?
A: Approximately 6 months.
Q: What is the difference between Probation and Community Corrections?
A: Probation: Is a court ordered suspension of a prison sentence to community-based supervision. Community Corrections: Is a court ordered suspension of a prison sentence with intensive community based supervision and treatment that is performed by agencies that contract with the State. Offenders in Community Corrections, unlike regular probation, receive jail credit for time served on the program. Community Corrections programs are operational in all but two Tennessee Counties.
Q: How do clients get to the Hay House after sentencing?
A: The clients are processed through the detention centers. Once the centers has completed all necessary paperwork, they will contact the Hay House to set up transportation. We cannot pick up new clients until the detention centers calls us and lets us know they are ready for transport.
Q: What are the visitation days and hours?
A: Visitation is on Sundays, for immediate family members. Please see Bahavior Contract for exact hours.
Q: What are the fees that have to be paid while on Community Corrections?
A: Rent is $50 per week while in residence. Supervision Fee is $15 per month. Criminal Injury Fees are $30 per month plus associated court costs and restitution if ordered.
Q: When are clients eligible for a home pass?
A: They are eligible for a home pass after the first thirty days, if their fees are current and their behavior is satisfactory.
Q: What are the days and hours for job search?
A: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.
Q: When can family members drop off items for the clients?
A: Family members can drop off items Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Q: How can I get my son or daughter into the John R. Hay House?
A: All Hay House clients are only admitted by order of the court system or by their Probation Officer.