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Community Solutions, Inc. (CSI) will be posting articles on the latest agency news and industry trends written by employees, partners, stakeholders, and members of our communities about a variety of issues related to our mission and target population.  We are proud to share examples of the positive contributions of our staff and clients as well as important developments in the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare fields.

Testimonial That Fuels Our Success

By Jillian Lombardi | October 23, 2017

  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

By Jillian Lombardi | October 10, 2017

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

By Jillian Lombardi | August 29, 2017

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

By Jillian Lombardi | March 14, 2017

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

By Jillian Lombardi | December 9, 2016

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

By Jillian Lombardi | December 3, 2016

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

By Jillian Lombardi | June 26, 2016

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

By Jillian Lombardi | June 8, 2016

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

By Jillian Lombardi | March 23, 2016

#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

By Jillian Lombardi | February 17, 2016

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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Successful Gift Giveaway at CSI’s Norwich and New London AICs

By Jillian Lombardi | January 4, 2016

Nonprofit Team Up December 18th was a thrilling day for Community Solution, Inc.’s (CSI) Norwich and New London AIC (Alternative in the Community) clients – just in time for the gift giving holiday. Over 90 children of our AIC clients received toys from a Gift Giveaway event, due to CSI’s fortunate working relationship with Career…

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CSI Partners with Netsmart and MST for Improved Outcomes and Evidence-based Results

By Jillian Lombardi | October 17, 2015

Seventy percent of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20 percent live with a severe mental illness, according to a report by The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. Multisystemic Therapy® (MST®), an intensive family- and community-based treatment program, has been proven to keep…

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