Inmate Services Intake Classification and Case Management Supervision

Kendra Jochum
Deputy Warden, Inmate Services

Montgomery County Detention Center | Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Address: 22880 Whelan Lane Boyds, Maryland 20841 | Telephone: (240) 773-9982 | Directions |  Bus Schedule |  Inmate Visiting

The Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (MCDOCR) are required to house a wide variety of inmates with different charges, backgrounds, and needs. To accommodate these variables, the MCDOCR Case Managers use an ongoing classification process that is comprised of a Needs Assessment as well as the Classification processes based on objective calculation tools.

Services Information

  • The classification process begins when an inmate is received at the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC), which is a 72 hour holding facility, and continues if and when the inmate is transferred to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF), which is for inmates who are incarcerated beyond 72 hours. The Needs Assessment is completed in parts by Case Managers at each facility and it essentially discerns basic information about an individual as well as incorporates initial screens for safety risks, facility orientations, and referrals for institutional programs.   The information collected in the Needs Assessment process is used by other Case Managers to complete the Primary Classification process for housing and other institutional considerations.
  • In addition to serving as a 72 hour holding facility, MCDC also hosts a small number of 25-30 inmates who serve as facility workers to maintain the institution.  Facility workers support the kitchen, housing areas, and general custodial needs of the entire institution. This population receives diminution program credits for their efforts, enjoys greater institutional privileges than the intake and discharge populations at MCDC, and is also afforded the opportunity to access reentry services and available volunteer programs through the Case Management staff. In collaboration with the American Job Center staff, reentry services is expanding through Case Management to provide important job readiness and vocational support programs to the facility worker population.