Community Alternatives Program (CAP)
The Community Alternatives Program (CAP) helps defendants with mental illness at Municipal Court receive treatment, services and support to get legal charges resolved.
Our goal is to address behavior that has commonly landed people in jail, by connecting program participants with needed treatment, and community services.
For Social Service Providers
If you are a provider of social services (ACT, FACT, ICM, etc.) and one of your consumers is arrested on a Municipal charge or State Misdemeanor, please contact CAP as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee that the consumer will be able to participate in CAP, but we can evaluate him/her for program eligibility.
If your consumer is not eligible or appropriate for CAP, we can help connect you to his/her legal advocates (usually the Orleans Public Defender’s office). The sooner we hear from you, the better able we will be to help your consumer.
Please contact Byrne Sherwood by phone at 658-2568 or 373-7597 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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