Center for Carceral Communities


The Center for Carceral Communities (CCC), an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, works collaboratively with neighborhoods in Philadelphia to help people with a history of incarceration re-engage with the community. The CCC provides free, evidence-based psychosocial services that address the mental health, educational, housing, advocacy and primary care challenges confronting those returning to the community. The Center seeks to reverse the community-to-prison pipeline by helping participants harness their strengths and become leaders in the community.