The Alternatives to Incarceration program is part of the Los Angeles County-wide pilot initiative to re-imagine incarceration, the program aims to divert individuals detained for misdemeanors and non-serious/non-violent felonies to community support services in lieu of the filing of criminal charges. We are developing an alternative system that attempts to address some of the conditions that lead to incarceration such as homelessness, mental health, addiction, lack of employment, and opportunities. We hope to build a sustainable network of providers in collaboration with law enforcement and district attorneys to expand the capacity of the community to support those in need.
Under the direction of the Manager, the Case Manager of Alternatives to Incarceration will provide connections to community-based services to offer a foundation of support to prevent incarceration. They will coordinate and ensure clients’ gain access to housing, healthcare, substance abuse, and social services. The Case Manager will expand the continuum of care through client-centered supportive services. This is a field-based position and may be meeting with client in the community including client home, shelter, or residential facility. The right person for this position is innovative and will draw on trauma informed practices, Restorative Justice, harm reduction, building resilience, and community safety planning to prevent recidivism.