Please Help Men, Women and Teens in the Justice System Thrive in the Community

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Join Our Growing Community of Advocates Advancing Restorative Justice in Connecticut

Programs + Services

On the front lines, CPA supports the transition from life in the system to life in the community. Our model for impact blends person centered programs, community action and restorative justice reform. We offer essential services customized to each individual’s unique needs. These include case management, transitional housing, reentry support, workforce development and coaching, as well as partnerships with behavioral, mental health and addiction services.

Reentry

For people newly released from prison, reentry can be overwhelming. They face an uphill battle in reconnecting with community and family. We help them address their basic needs and connect to essential services.

Alternatives

Prison is not always the answer.

Working closely with the courts,  we provide services that are alternatives to prison so that people can stay in the community. 

Residential

CPA provides a variety of residential programs and services ranging from transitional housing to residential treatment programs. Our programs support men, women, and male teens.

enrichment

Through the creative process, learning and growth is achieved. Our engaging programs provide positive enrichment services, including art and music, yoga, dance, pet therapy, and life skills.

communities in action

We are community leaders in Greater Hartford, Greater Waterbury and other cities and towns in Connecticut. We help bring together other nonprofits, city departments, state agencies and other partners to ensure all the needs of people in our care are met. Together, we are helping people discover new pathways in life.

Our Justice initiatives

We partner with some of the leading advocates in the fight for restorative justice in Connecticut. Over the past decade, we’ve supported these advocates to make important gains toward ending mass incarceration in Connecticut. There is still much to do to right the wrongs of the past and create new futures for so many denied their fair opportunities to flourish.

Join us for “Celebrate! CPA Prison Arts 2022”

June 9th at the Old New-Gate Prison

The event benefits our mission and the long-term sustainability
of our Prison Arts Program

Impact: in the community

We have worked with tens of thousands of adults and youth in Connecticut's communities.

Based on  5 years of data.

adults & youth Served by CPA's programs

People Assisted With Housing & Basic Needs

People Engaged in Employment & Education

Prison Arts Program

Prison Arts works inside Connecticut prisons to positively and constructively change the lives of the incarcerated and the prison environment by encouraging unique, personal, and evolving artistic endeavors. These endeavors generate hope, purpose, and personal and community connection.

Restorative Justice in action

Our community is always in action: day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year. Every day we take steps with our partners to help people create better lives. As they succeed, we succeed.

News & Events

Reimagining Reentry

Leading Social Change

pillars for success

Working  Together Have a Greater Impact On Our Community

On the reentry front lines, CPA supports the transition from life in prison to life in the community. Our model for impact blends direct services, community action and restorative justice advocacy.

Collaborations

We’re proud to work with partners all across the State of Connecticut