Center for Community Alternatives

Onondaga Self-Development

The Onondaga Self-Development (OSD) program (formerly called Self-Development Reentry) provides workforce development-related services to two populations: (1) young men and women ages 18-30 returning to the community after a period of incarceration at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility (OCCF), so that their community reintegration can be successful and safe; (2) men and women with a criminal history, including those formerly incarcerated, who drop in at CCA’s office looking for employment services. The program objectives are to provide employment readiness assistance, facilitate job placement and job retention, and help participants overcome the formal and informal barriers to successful reentry.