About California Alternatives

California Alternatives supports and benefits the community we live in by providing services that rehabilitate clients from their criminogenic past and addiction. We are driven to provide evidence-based alternative diversion programs within the criminal justice system, as well as the general population. Affiliated with SCRAM of California, this unique combination allows individuals to benefit from the combination of services both programs provide.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Short-term, goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Helping clients set and maintain their trajectory towards a sustainable recovery.

REFERRAL SERVICES

Helping clients find and setup resources for education, treatment, training, and electronic monitoring.

California Laws and Legislation

Signed in 2011 these two historic pieces of legislation propelled California in reducing overcrowding and cost within the state prison with resources directed at reducing recidivism. The bills are directed at realignment. Assembly Bill 109 mandates that individuals sentenced to a non-serious, non-violent, or non-sex offenses will serve their sentences in county jails instead of state prison.

This realignment has put the counties and cities law enforcement agencies in a bind to provide resources and services for the population affected by these new legislations. It has fallen on the counties and cities to house and supervise the influx of offenders who would normally be housed by the state. Monitoring and rehabilitation Programs directed at assisting agencies in supervising and rehabilitating the offender have been utilized in supporting the community and offender. California Alternatives and SCRAM of California have both partnered with counties and cities throughout California to provide rehabilitation and supervision regarding these legislations.

In 2014, California voters passed this ballot initiative that reduces certain drug possessions that would be typically felonies into misdemeanors. The proposition also makes it a requirement for individuals who are sentenced for petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forging or writing bad checks that involved $950 or less to be classified as misdemeanors instead of felonies. People who were serving under these crimes already as felonies could petition the court for resentencing.

With the change of this initiative, the law has now ignited the counties and cities with the responsibilities of supervising and rehabilitating a multitude of offenders who would have normally been supervised by state prison system and formal probation. This has caused an influx in misdemeanor calendars in courts throughout the state of California. Programs have been utilized in supervising offender’s sobriety while providing services to rehabilitate them for the courts through informal probation. California Alternatives and SCRAM of California have both partnered with counties and cities throughout California to provide rehabilitation and supervision regarding this proposition.

COGNITIVE LIFESKILLS COURSES

California Alternatives is a certified ACCI Lifeskills Affiliate. We provide direct course referral services for courts, agencies, and defendants--offering 17 adult and 8 juvenile self-directed and online learning cognitive life skills courses.

  • eLearning Courses

    Available on mobile devices and desktop computers, eleven adult courses are available and cost virtually the same as hard copy courses.

  • Self-Direct Adult Courses

    17 different cognitive life skills courses to choose from, with the Marijuana Awareness Course as the latest addition.

  • Pricing

    Juvenile Courses: $75 | Adult Courses: $95 | Service Fee: $45

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COURSE TOPICS

  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Awareness
  • Offender Responsibility
  • Offender Corrections
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Employment
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Awareness
  • Offender Responsibility
  • Offender Corrections
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Employment

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Male | 34 | DUI & Attempted Robbery

``I liked the step-by-step process discussed in each person's life. It was easier to understand by following them along in their journey and seeing where I have had problems also. I have been working on a lot of things covered in this book, so I enjoyed going through the steps.``

Making a Difference in California Lives

Contact Us

402 West Broadway, Suite 1250 | San Diego, CA 92101 | (619) 237-0300x4

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