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.
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.
CCA is founded on several basic values and principles:
Based on these values and principles, CCA's programs provide Court Services, Health and HIV/AIDS education and services, Drug Treatment, and Employment, and Re-entry . Within these service areas, specific programs meet the special needs of Youth and Women. Justice Strategies, CCA's research, training, public advocacy and policy division, brings the organization's experience, knowledge and analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems to others to advocate for more responsive policies and to support the field.