Center for Community Alternatives

Alternatives: A Violence Prevention and Peer Leadership Program.

The Alternatives Program provides violence prevention training, leadership development, and stipends for Violence Prevention Peer Facilitators. The target population is youth at risk of school dropout and the “school to prison pipeline.” The program is part of CCA’s After School Alternatives program, at the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler High School and coordinates with CCA’s Student Advocate and Transition Coach programs. The program provides youth with opportunities to understand personal triggers that lead to violent behavior and how to control them; to learn communication skills and to participate in team building activities; and to teach these skills to their peers at youth-serving community organizations.