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Testimonial That Fuels Our Success

  Testimony Spotlight!!!   CSI’s Functinoal Family Therapy (FFT) Therapist Brandi Robinson received a lovely testimonial letter from a family she worked with in one of our Georgia programs. Dear Ms. D. Hawkins, I’m very proud to write this letter on behalf of Brandi Robinson.  Ms. Robinson was selected to come into our home at a…

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CSI’s Heath Greene Hosts CT DOC Kick Off Forum

On Friday, September 22, 2017, Community Solutions, Inc.’s (CSI) Quality Assurance Coach and Trainer, Heath Greene was the host and MC at the Connecticut Department of Correction (CT DOC) Kick Off Forum for the Second Chance Act, Statewide Recidivism Reduction Project Initiative. The forum took place at the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development…

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Santa Barbara DRC Promotes Client Education Through College Partnership

CSI’s Santa Barbara Day Reporting Center (SB DRC) has established a promising collaborative relationship with Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). SBCC’s Extended Opportunities Programs and Services Department has been operating a summer bridge program (Transitions) for students involved in the criminal justice system to prepare them to enter college in the fall.   This summer,…

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The 6th Annual Greater Hartford Reentry Employment & Resource Fair

Written by Sue Gunderman, STRIDE Program   The Greater Hartford Reentry Council and the Chrysalis Center, Inc. held the 6th Annual Greater Hartford Reentry Employment and Resource Fair and Employer Breakfast Symposium on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This event was supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Prior to…

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QA Forum Awards Ceremony

On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, CSI staff of the Alternative in the Community (AIC) programs were honored at the biannual Quality Assurance Forum held by the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD). The ceremony took place at Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) Institute of Technology and Business Development building in New Britain, CT.…

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Praise from Danbury AIC Client and Litchfield Court Judge

Last month, in the course of a court proceeding involving a Danbury Alternative in the Community (DAIC) client, the staff at CSI’s DAIC were recognized through a written thank-you note from Judge Danaher of Superior Court, Judicial District of Litchfield, due to praise received from a CSI client who acknowledged and expressed deep gratitude to…

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Three Risk Factors for Addiction

Written by Pat McGraw Though addiction is a risk we all experience, certain traits predispose some to addiction more than others. When your family has a history of addiction, knowing the risk factors can help prevent the vicious cycle. It can also be useful in preventing addiction early on when you recognize your child may…

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Road to Recovery – Gloucester Police Department Paves the Way

Insight Article by Jillian Lombardi Significant national attention has been drawn to a local response to the widespread problem of opioid addiction and the rising numbers of opioid overdoses. In June of 2015, Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Chief Leonard Campanello began the Angel program by initiating a public post on Facebook to give addicts a chance…

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Nonprofits Lobby Day

#PeopleMatter March On Wednesday March, 16th, over 500 representatives from nonprofit organizations gathered in support of the CT Nonprofit Alliance at the Connecticut Legislative Office Building (LOB) and marched to Hartford’s Capitol building to protest against the pending budget cuts to the nonprofit sector during Nonprofit Lobby Day. Lobby Day started with participants congregating in…

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Danbury AIC Bilingual Intervention Specialist Visits Newtown High School

Inspiring the Language Department of Newtown High School On February 10th, Danbury’s Alternative in the Community (AIC) Spanish Speaking Intervention Specialist, Consuelo Brown, spoke throughout three class periods at Newtown High School during the language department’s “World Language Beyond the Classroom Day”. Newtown High School has a School to Career program that assists the coordination…

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