Prison is not always the answer.

Prison is not always the answer. Working closely with the courts and Probation Department, we facilitate alternatives to prison so that people can stay in the community.

Alternative In The Community Programs (AIC)

Alternative in the Community Programs (AIC) help people work toward behavior change while meeting their basic needs. AICs work with people who are pre-trial, on probation or on parole who are mandated to attend an AIC. Located in the community, these programs provide case management, employment assistance, intervention services that are designed specifically for either men or women, and relapse prevention services that encourage personal growth and development.

Our Locations

Alternative In the Community (HAIC)

117-119 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 244-3672, (860) 525-6691

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Alternative In the Community (MAIC)

31 Bent Street
Manchester CT 06042
Tel: (860) 649-8338

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Alternative In the Community (WAIC)

421 East Main Street
Waterbury CT 06702
Tel: (203) 597-6540

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Community Service

At Hartford Community Court

CPA coordinates community service projects for people who have committed a low level offense who are required to complete service hours through the Hartford Community Court. We guide these individuals through the application process and help them find a meaningful project within the community. This provides an important service both to the community and to the individual, as they come to better understand their role as a community member.

Early Screening
& Intervention

Community Partners in Action was one of the organizations that originally piloted screening and intervention programs together with the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice before implementing it in multiple courts across Connecticut.

The Early Screening and Intervention Unit works with people appearing in Superior Court for low-level crimes to identify the person’s underlying causes for their criminal activities and the community resources needed to address them. The program works closely with prosecutors to integrate this information with their recommendations to the judge. This allows a person to get the help needed and reduce their future contact with the criminal justice system.

Our Locations:
Based in the Hartford and Waterbury Superior Courts.