Reflections-Court Alternative Program (CAP)

Reflections-Court Alternative Program (CAP)


Reflections’ Court Alternative Program (CAP), located in New Bedford, Mass., is a licensed jail-diversion program for adults facing incarceration from substance abuse. CAP provides residential treatment and aftercare. Probation officers, defense attorneys, and district attorneys’ offices usually make the referrals for the program.


Reflections’ Court Alternative Program (CAP) serves adult men and women facing criminal charges stemming from substance abuse. Clients reside in separate facilities during a 90-day residential program that is followed by nine months of community-based care management.

The residential program includes daily group and individual therapy, post-discharge planning, and wellness activities. The center also has groups focusing on addiction and recovery education, vocational skills and support, trauma, gender-specific topics, establishing health relationships, and continuing care in recovery. Medication-assisted therapy is also offered.

Clients cannot work during residential treatment and will only leave for medical appointments or required court appearances. This is not a locked program, though it is staff secure.

Following residential treatment, case managers collaborate with clients during the community-based case management phase. Case managers provide transportation to medical appointments, counseling, and self-help groups, and assist with communication to the court.


Reflections’ Court Alternative Program (CAP) employs case managers.


Little information regarding available amenities is provided by the facility at this time of writing. Clients may have $20 to spend at the pay phone and on laundry services. On-site visitation is allowed alternative Sundays. One loved one polled by to date gave the center’s accommodations three out of five stars.


The sole loved one polled by to date gave a mostly positive review. The anonymous reviewer awarded a perfect five-star review for the center’s treatment effectiveness and indicated that they’d recommend treatment at the center with four out of a possible five stars. “Caring staff who are committed to seeing people get into recovery,” they wrote. “Not much to keep people occupied during off hours. Need more options to keep people engaged, especially on weekends.”


The CAP program is provided at no-cost through the Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services funding.

Reflections-Court Alternative Program (CAP) Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Caring staff who are committed to seeing people get into recovery. Not much to keep people occupied during off hours. Need more options to keep people engaged, especially on weekends.