CATEGORY:Mentorship - Students

Community Alternatives Program (CAP)

PROVIDED BY: Haven House


CAP provides intensive case management and monitoring for youth who are at risk for placement in detention or are pending release. Case managers work with youth and their families to provide a highly-structured schedule that offers positive social activities and mentoring to motivate young people to demonstrate behavior that is positive and encourages social acceptance and friendship. Youth must be level 2 offenders and referred by their juvenile court counselor.

The Community Alternatives Program provides intensive case management, intensive monitoring, family support and services for youth currently at risk for placement in detention or pending release from detention.

Youth referred to the Community Alternatives Program (CAP) maintain highly structured schedules which include individual monitoring, participation in supervised programs, pro-social activities and other identified services. Youth engagement reduces the risk of re-offending as well as shortens the length of time spent in detention. CAP staff provides intensive case management, monitoring and mentoring to motivate youth to gain positive outcomes.

Case Managers work one-on-one with youth, creating individual goals that are designed to help them remain in compliance with their court sanctions. Case Managers and CAP Monitor(s) maintain face-to-face contact with each youth weekly to ensure they are abiding by their court-ordered conditions which include curfews. CAP accepts referrals directly from the Wake County Juvenile Court and Department of Juvenile Justice Staff. CAP staff work out of the Cabarrus Street Office.

Additonal Information


Up to 25

Career Cluster

Human Services, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Delivery Mechanism

Employer Worksite

Target Audience

Elementary, Middle School, High School, Disconnected Youth