CACJ’s mission is to 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.
CACJ began in 1976 as a grass roots effort by community citizens to address the problems faced by offenders re-entering the community. It was incorporated in 1978. The agency began collaborating with local judges, district justices, police, prison staff, attorneys and human services to design and implement programs in Centre County.
The Community Service Program was officially established in 1979 in cooperation with Centre County Probation and Parole. This new program allowed judges to sentence offenders to community service under the supervision of CACJ’s volunteers. In 1984,after hundreds of offenders had been supervised by CACJ volunteers, it was agreed that the Probation Department would assume total responsibility for the program. CACJ received the Centre County Medical Society’s Benjamin Rush Award for Outstanding Health Services for this program.
CACJ staff members sit on a variety of local and state boards, including:
Centre County Government has provided support to CACJ since 1979.
CACJ has been fortunate to have been a member agency of the Centre County United Way since l981.
Financial support from churches, groups, individuals and state and local government are critical for the operation of CACJ’s programs. Donate Now
Board of Directors and Staff
Bonnie R. Millmore, Exec. Director
Ed Ferguson, President
Elizabeth Jenkins, Secretary
Dennie Fetzer, Treasurer