Center for Community Alternatives

Category: Alternative to Incarceration Programs
Website: http://www.communityalternatives.org/programs/index.html
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Mission:
The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) promotes reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.

Purpose:
CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS. The individuals served by CCA are among the most impoverished and disempowered in our society. CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect and concern for one's community.

Programs:
1) Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) – a court-mandated alternative to placement and alternative to incarceration program for youth charged as juvenile offenders involved with the Supreme Court; provides up to 12 months of supervision; submits monthly reports to the Court and all parties to the case; YAP includes:
- Mandatory individual case management
- Mandatory weekly life skills/ therapeutic groups
- Urinalysis (if necessary)
- Mental Health and Substance Treatment Referrals and Aftercare
- Vocational Training Referrals and Placement Assistance
- Educational Support Referrals
- Other service referrals

2) Family Court Client Specific Planning (CSP) – a court mandated alternative to placement and alternative to incarceration program for youth involved with that function as youth with delinquency cases in the Family Court; provides up to 12 months of supervision; submits monthly reports to the Court and all parties to the case; CSP includes:
- Mandatory individual case management
- Mandatory weekly life skills/ therapeutic groups
- Urinalysis (if necessary)
- Mental Health and Substance Treatment Referrals and Aftercare
- Vocational Training Referrals and Placement Assistance
- Educational Support Referrals
- Other service referrals

2) Crossroads for Women – a comprehensive day treatment program for women with substance abuse problems in New York City and serves as an alternative to detention/incarceration. It has a holistic, gender specific approach which teaches women not only about their addiction but also about health and wellness, relapse prevention, parenting, relationships and emotional expression; regular reports are provided to the court, parole or other referral source, summarizing the woman's progress in treatment; includes:
- Specialized groups: parenting, domestic violence, trauma, healthy relationship building, family reunification, women’s health and wellness, strategies for independent living, and anger management
- Intensive case management
- Employment/ vocational services
- Criminal justice reporting
- HIV/AIDS testing, education, support, and referrals
- Mental health and psychiatric evaluation and referrals

3) Crossroads for Men – assists men transitioning into the community after incarceration. The program assists men with substance abuse problems, HIV/AIDS education and testing, housing assistance and vocational training; includes:
- Substance abuse treatment services
- HIV services
- Intensive case management
- Employment/ vocational services
- Transitional advocacy services

Phone: Telephone: 718-858-9658
Fax: 718-858-9670
Address: Crossroads operates from CCA's Brooklyn office, Monday through Friday.
25 Chapel Street, 7th floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Referral: Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) – Youth who are eligible for the YAP program may be referred for screening and acceptance to the Court Advocacy Unit at 212-691-1911. The agency will prepare any necessary plan and secure the required judicial mandate.

Family Court Client Specific Planning (CSP) – Youth eligible for the CSP program may be referred for screening and acceptance to the Court Advocacy Unit at 212-691-1911. The agency will prepare any necessary plan and secure the required judicial mandate.

Crossroads for Women – Call 718-858-9658 to make a referral

Crossroads for Men – Call 718-858-9658 to make a referral
Eligibility: Youth Advocacy Program (YAP) – Youth are eligible if they are between 12 and 16 years old, and have been arrested for a felony offense, detained at a Juvenile Detention Center and charged with a felony committed before their 16th birthday (juvenile offender). Youth must also have a home in which they can reside during community monitoring.

Family Court Client Specific Planning (CSP) – Youth are eligible if they are 15 or younger with pending delinquency case(s), youth adjudicated delinquent, and have a home in which they can reside during community monitoring.

Crossroads for Women – A woman is eligible to enter Crossroads for Women if she is 18 years of age or older, is involved in the criminal justice system, and has a history of substance abuse or dependence. Any woman who has an open case in the criminal justice system or who is under probation or parole supervision may be eligible for the program.

Crossroads for Men – Men 18 years of age or older who have current or history of substance abuse or dependence, and were incarcerated within the past two years are eligible to enroll.
Updated: April 08, 2015 14:01

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