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Community Assessment and Services Center

A one-stop community corrections reentry center for formerly incarcerated adults returning to San Francisco County.

The Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC) provides on-site adult probation department supervision and a wide range of community services. CASC is a joint operation of the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) and Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. (LCA).

Eligibility and referrals

CASC serves individuals under the supervision of the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD). CASC is located at 564 6th Street (between Bryant and Brannan Streets), and is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information, please contact LCA's Melissa Gelber at (415) 489-7301 or mgelber@lcaservices.com, or CJCJ's Gerald Miller at (415) 621-5661 x. 117 or gerald@cjcj.org

How it works

CASC will help probationers permanently exit the criminal justice system. The program incorporates principles of evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care. CASC provides on-site services including:

  • Case management
  • Charter school
  • Vocational training
  • Employment readiness training
  • Mental health services
  • Substance abuse services
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment groups
  • Transitional aftercare planning

CJCJ staff provide employment readiness training and transitional aftercare planning as part of the CASC collaborative.

The CASC integrated model emphasizes collaboration between law enforcement and service providers. Probationers in the program will meet with their probation officers and attend classes in separate areas of the building. The facility also provides space for public sector partners including the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Human Services Agency (HSA), to address practical reentry barriers such as access to public benefits.

History

On October 1, 2011, Assembly Bill (AB) 109 transferred responsibility for all non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders to the county level. This was one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms in California’s history, and developed due to an overreliance on state prisons that was causing overcrowding. Counties were provided broad discretion and funding to serve this population locally.

The SFAPD, in partnership with Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. (LCA), developed CASC in response to the increased need for local community-based supervision for low-level offenders. Other core partners include Anders and Anders, the Senior Ex Offender Program, Community Works, and CJCJ. 

Through the leadership and innovation of Chief Wendy Still, the CASC model was designed to improve public safety, reduce victimization, maximize taxpayer dollars, and contribute to community vitality. CASC opened its doors on June 18, 2013.

Gerald Miller, Director of Community-Based Services
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
40 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 621-5661 ext. 117
Fax: (415) 621-5466
gerald@cjcj.org

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