Community Accountability Board

The next CAB volunteer training session will begin on Thursday June 11 and continue  Monday June 15 and Wednesday June 17

If you are interested contact Cheryl Vallee at 518-346-1281 ext 30 or at

Our Community Accountability Board provides a better model for improving outcomes for minor offenses than the traditional incarceration model. The essential component of  the Community Accountability Board are the community-based volunteers who are ordinary people that dedicate their time and energy to guide people working through difficult times. Our volunteers help offenders take responsibility and accountability for the role they played in harming the victim and the community because of their actions. The victims’ well being and healing after the crime is a focus of the Community Accountability Board process. Our volunteers work with offenders to develop a contract that will accomplish the goals of offender accountability, victim healing, and recompense between the offender and their local community.  In order to repair the harm done to the victim and the community, the offender must participate in community service and often pay restitution to the victim.

2015 will see the implementation of the Juvenile Community Accountability Board program in Schenectady County! 

Community Accountability Boards exists only when there are community volunteers who are dedicated to improving the conditions in their neighborhood. Make a difference in a youth’s life and make a difference in your community. Become a part of the foundation of our Community Accountability Board and volunteer today.

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