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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 & Children

When a person is incarcerated their family is affected too, so we have programs dedicated to assisting families and children with loved ones who are in jail or prison. These programs include our flagship in-school support group: Empowering Kids With Incarcerated Parents (EKWIP).

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

We provide a wide variety of programming for those who are returning to our community from jail or prison. We provide the tools needed to overcome barriers to employment, housing, and more.

Second Chance Employers

Unfortunately, in our community, state, and nation, a person’s sentence does not end when they are finished serving time. Our society has many barriers to successful reentry including employment, housing, and social activities. At CCT we work hard to educate and engage with leaders in our community to knock down some of those barriers.

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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Highlights from Back in Style, LOVE Week

Myra Clark

Celebrate Myra Clark’s retirement with a donation to CCT!

Myra Clark receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Myra Clark receives Long Leaf Pine award, NC’s highest civilian recognition

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