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Posts by Terri Williams

Contributing to CSI’s Mission – Accounts Payable

Proper management of an agency’s Accounts Payables functions is crucial for a number of reasons. First, without an accurate assessment of how much CSI owes (and to whom), we would be unclear as to our financial situation.  Second, in a business that is built on relationships, if we have haphazard AP practices, our business reputation will…

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The Power of Positive Reinforcement

The staff of Bridgeport AIC put together 6 gift baskets during the holidays with various goodies and prizes. Clients who attended their groups were eligible to earn raffle tickets for the drawings. A staff member from Court Support Services Division (CSSD) noted that “All bail, family, and probation clients showed up for their groups. I was…

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Contributing to CSI’s Mission – Adult Services

The talented staff at CSI work diligently each day to motivate and assist our clients. In addition to counseling, training, coaching, and supervising, staff also document their efforts. The task of documentation is important for many reasons. The management quote “What gets measured gets done,” speaks to the need for us to measure our progress…

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CSI Client Curates Exhibit in the Santa Barbara Arts Community

One of our Santa Barbara Day Reporting Center clients, Alberto “Berto” Lule, curated an art exhibit at the Santa Barbara City College Atkinson Gallery recently. The exhibit was entitled “The Border Crossed Us” and featured a number of artists.   Berto will soon be graduating from Santa Barbara City College and has plans to continue his education.…

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Contributing to CSI’s Mission – Food Service

  Did you know that the CSI Food Service Team prepares 930 meals each day for our Hartford, Bloomfield, and Waterbury residential programs? This is 339,450 meals per year and doesn’t count all of the “special events” they cater for staff and clients. They also provide work experience and skill attainment opportunities for our clients. Here’s…

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Bridgeport AIC Participates in Hoops for Hurricane Relief

Will Robinson, Intervention Specialist at Bridgeport Alternative in the Community (BAIC) program, has been coaching youth basketball in the Bridgeport community for several years. Since his employment at BAIC, several clients have mentioned a desire to play basketball in Bridgeport. Positive leisure activities are not only a healthy and constructive use of time, they also…

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Dedication of Aileen’s House

On October 26, 2017, CSI hosted a very special dedication ceremony renaming our Hartford House women’s program after CSI’s longest serving employee, Aileen O’Connor, who passed away this spring after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.  Aileen dedicated 27 years to Community Solutions, playing an instrumental role in the success of CSI’s programs, staff, and clients. …

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