Community Alternatives of El Paso (CAE)

2945 E. Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: (719) 390-1303
Fax: (719) 393-0362
Contracting Agency:
Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

220 males & females


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  • CAE opened in 1998, providing El Paso County, and the State of Colorado with alternative sentencing options for convicted felons in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.


  • CAE's mission is to provide our residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a productive lifestyle prior to reintegration into the community.
  • CAE provides a wide array of residential reentry treatment services designed to reduce recidivism and develop pro-recovery skills of our residents.
  • CAE serves individuals transitioning from a Colorado Department of Corrections facility and is the largest service provider in the State of Colorado for male parole violators under the CRCF Program. CAE also serves individuals sentenced directly from the courts of the 4th Judicial District Diversion Program.
  • CAE provides individual assessments, individual and group counseling, substance abuse treatment, and educational services, both in house and through community approved service providers.
  • CAE is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and scored a perfect 100% on all mandatory and non-mandatory standards during its last accreditation.



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