Community Partners in Action focuses on behavioral change and advocates for criminal justice reform.
Our employment, basic needs, reentry and recovery services work together to reduce recidivism, enhance public safety and inform policy – all at a fraction of the cost of prison.
In partnership with the State of Connecticut, US government, private funders, organizations and businesses, we work to make a positive impact in the lives of adults and youth throughout Connecticut.
Statewide, we serve over 7,000 men, women and youth each year.
The majority of our participants receive services in one of our community-based programs.
Our programs help participants learn to think differently and to make better choices. We help them address their personal and basic needs as they prepare to become employable, re-engage in their education and stabilize their families. They also grow by giving back to their communities.
Our Program Locations
We run prevention, intervention, employment and reentry programs in Hartford, Hamden, Manchester, Waterbury, and in Connecticut’s Correctional Institutions.
- Intensive Case Management
- Cognitive Therapy
- Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention
- Employment Services
- Transitional Housing
- Artistic, Cultural and Educational Enrichment
- Community Service Projects
Our many community partners work with us to provide additional services to support our participants’ needs.
We operate many of our programs on behalf of Connecticut’s Judicial Branch – Court Support Services Division and the Department of Correction. Federal, state and private grants, as well as individual donors and fundraising events, allows us to pilot innovative new programs and enhance our existing ones.
The Challenges of Staying Crime-Free
Our participants have many challenges to overcome in their quest to change their lives – poverty, fractured families and homelessness; gaps in their education and chronic unemployment; and substance abuse, trauma and mental health disorders. They face barriers to services, housing and jobs because they have a record. For many, change is hard because of the complex issues they face.