Center for Alternatives in Community Justice

At CACJ we serve society by working with the community and justice system to promote, develop, and implement effective alternatives that preserve human dignity, restore, heal, and empower individuals. We offer 4 programs: Mediation, Youth Aid Panel, Community Conferencing and Pre-Trail Supervision.

Our greatest need for volunteers is for the Youth Aid Panel. Youth Aid Panel (YAP) member volunteers serve as mentors to youth who are first-time offenders of minor criminal offenses to help them restore victims, develop competencies, and work with community members to help cultivate a safe and healthy community.

The YAP is a diversionary program designed to resolve cases outside of the formal court system that is based on the principles of Balanced and Restorative Community Justice and provides participating youth a “second chance” after committing a minor offense.


215 Robin Alley

State College 16801

501(c)(3) Charity


Justice, Legal


Opportunities to Volunteer

Youth Aid Panel Members Needed

Center for Alternatives in Community Justice

Justice, Legal