Helping People for Over Four Decades
For the past 40 years the Center for Community Justice staff and volunteers have assisted residents of the Capital Region through difficult times. Our services have helped tens of thousands of people, and we're proud of that accomplishment. Programs like Community Service, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Restitution and Supervised Visitation have been crucial to the health of our legal system and our community. Without programs like these and new ones such as Community Accountability Boards and the Restorative Justice, local courts would be overloaded with minor cases, and far too many low income people would have suffered needlessly because there is no one else to turn to for the services they need.
One of our newest program's - Juvenile Community Accountability Board (JCAB) began training volunteers in early 2015 and has helped nearly 50 kids since. Community Accountability Boards (sometimes called neighborhood accountability boards) have been proven effective in communities in our region and across the country. Community volunteers make this program so successful. To sign up to become a Community Accountability Board volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our volunteer page for more information about this and other opportunities.
The Latest CCJ News
Friends of CASA hosts "Raise Up Your Voice" Sing for Kids Fundraiser
On April 27, 2017 Friends of CASA volunteers came together to put on the second annual Raise Your Voice celebration to support CASA of the Capital Region (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This year's event featured twenty amazingly talented young people who performed at Proctor's Theater to a packed audience. The event raised $10,000, doubling last year's income. Thank you to all of the kids, volunteers, committee members, sponsors and everyone in the community who came out that night. Without everyone's help we couldn't have exceeded our goals. Raise Your Voice supports CASA of the Capital Region and their mission of helping children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Anyone interested in becoming part of Friends of CASA or a CASA volunteer, please contact Rhonda Vaughn at email@example.com.
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CCJ's Community Accountability Board program featured by Daily Gazette
Follow the link below to the April 25, 2015 Daily Gazette article on CCJ's new Community Accountability Board program
Employer Breakfast Standing Room Only!
Employers Show Interest in Hiring Reentering Citizens
Interest in CAB Training Through the Roof
With CAB boards already hearing cases, we need volunteers. When we announced our June training we had no idea that so many people in Schenectady would want to participate. There are already so many people taking the training that we're thinking of moving to a larger room. Interested in becoming a CAB volunteer? Call 518-346-1281 extension 30 to join in our June training. Dates: June 11, 15, and 17.