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Community Corrections Alternative Program

Community Corrections Alternative Program

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Community Corrections Alternative Program (CCAP) is a sentencing option for those convicted of non-violent crimes that emphasizes re-entry and transitional services.

Participants must be on supervision for the duration of the program, if accepted. After successfully completing the program, they also have a recommended period of intensive supervision followed by at least one year of regular supervision.

View printable versions of the CCAP brochure and pre-admission manual.


  • Referral for evaluation must be from a circuit court judge, Parole Board, or preliminary hearings officer
  • Referred for a new conviction that does not fall under Code of Virginia §19.2-297.1
  • Must be physically stable to participate in program requirements
  • Potential program participants currently taking or who have been medically approved to stop taking prescribed medications within 60 days of referral or intake will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Must be suitable and accepted prior to sentencing
  • Probation, parole, and post-release cases may qualify for CCAP if underlying offenses do not fall under Code of Virginia §19.2-297.1

How it Works

CCAP Referral Unit assesses participants' needs

The CCAP Referral Unit works in collaboration with our mental health and health services staff to assess participants' suitability for CCAP on a case by case basis.

Based on the participant's risks and needs, the CCAP Referral Unit will identify whether CCAP acceptance or alternative programming within the community will provide the best opportunity for re-entry.

Recommendations sent to the court

Before a sentencing or show cause hearing, the assigned probation officer will provide the court with the results and recommendations from the CCAP referral.

If accepted and sentenced, participant will enter CCAP

Our team will determine which center a participant will attend based upon availability, participant's needs and when possible, attempt to keep them closer to home.

Reevaluate participants' risks and needs

Should a participant's behavior reveal the need for more or less services, he or she may be transferred among CCAP facilities to meet varying treatment needs. Participants may also return to court if there are significant changes, progress, or lack of participation.

View the community facilities where CCAP is offered in the facility directory.


CCAP program length is based upon the probationer/parolee's needs. It typically is 22-48 weeks.


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse programming
  • Anger management
  • GED preparation and testing
  • Computer literacy class
  • Ready to Work program, including an opportunity for employment
  • Vocational training to include welding, ServSafe, and masonry
  • Veteran services
  • Drug screening
  • Re-entry planning
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