Alternative in the Community
Wheeler Clinic’s Alternative in the Community programs offer community-based intervention services for adults involved with the court or probation. The program uses a curriculum-driven, evidence-based model designed to assess the needs of each individual and reduce their involvement in the criminal justice system. Services include:
- Substance abuse intervention
- Skill building
- Job development and placement
- Case management
- Educational, basic needs and vocational supports
- Gender-responsive programming
We serve adults in:
Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Windsor, Enfield, Essex, Granby, Haddam, Killingworth, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Old Saybrook, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, Suffield, Wallingford, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.
Adults in this program are referred by the Office of Adult Probation or the court.
In FY16, Wheeler’s Bristol, Meriden, Middletown and New Britain AICs reduce AIC clients' involvement in the criminal justice system and met or surpassed recidivism goals.