Unite for Second Chances by supporting CCT  . . . Did you know 65 million Americans have criminal records? That’s one in four people! Second chances to people like former CCT client, Ebony … Ebony is a 48 year old woman who was in prison for 10 years for drug trafficking charges. Before she was released in 2019, she spent her remaining two years of incarceration at CCT’s Center for Women and, as a result, is thriving today. Watch Ebony's story.

Welcome to the Center for Community Transitions (CCT)

We’re a Charlotte, NC-based nonprofit organization founded in 1974 to help strengthen the community and reduce recidivism by providing people with criminal records and their families tools and resources to rebuild their lives.

Our work centers on helping clients identify healthy and productive ways of living and successful reentry through employment and transition services, financial stability, alternatives to incarceration, restoring and supporting family bonds and advocacy


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Families and Children

Incarceration doesn’t just affect those serving time in jail or prison; it also affects their loved ones. Social and emotional support and resource access for caregivers and children help build family stability, reduce isolation and stress, and increase healthy development. 

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

At least 95% of the men and women incarcerated in NC will be released. To prepare for successful reentry into their communities, they need tools and resources to overcome significant barriers to employment, housing and social activities.  

Second Chance Employers

When people with criminal records have employment and career opportunities, it expands NC’s talent pool and makes our workforce stronger. More local companies and businesses are benefiting from hiring former offenders and giving them a second chance. 

LifeWorks! helps people with criminal records reach their professional and personal goals by providing them assistance with employment readiness, job searches, networking, community referrals, career development, coaching, resume writing and transportation.

Our Families Doing Time program assists families and children with loved ones who are in jail or prison. Our continuum of services includes family events, in-school support groups, connections to resources and training for professionals.

Ccenter for Women Program

The Center for Women is a 30-bed residential facility and reentry program for incarcerated women who are serving out the final years of their prison sentences. We assist women with transition planning, employment, family reunification, housing and other needs.

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2nd Chance Virtual Event

Second Chance Employment Summit

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