Over the past three years of college courses, I have had the opportunity to do a few projects that related to homelessness of families, individuals with mental health issues, and our veterans. These projects and papers have given me great insight in to the problem we have with individuals just trying to survive. Sometimes having to make decisions to commit petty crimes as theft of food. Community service or cooperative community programs are a fair way to hold this man accountable for his actions. There are a variety of reasons to find alternative sentencing. One may be overcrowding another may be the growing need for alternatives like those that provide court-involved resources for teens and adults with non-violent or drug related offenses.