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Taxonomy Code: FF-0500.1800

Community-based programs that provide and/or coordinate the delivery of individual, group and family counseling, training, employment assistance and other prescribed social services for individuals who have been arrested for a minor offense and directed to participate in an educational or treatment program in lieu of prosecution for the offense. In most cases, the courts suspend prosecution for a prescribed period and dismiss charges altogether against those who successfully complete the program. Included are jail diversion programs which ensure that mentally ill offenders receive treatment and support services rather than spend time in jail.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICESBreaks the school-to-prison pipeline and reduces disproportionate minority representation in the juvenile justice system via restorative justice, conflict resolution, circles and conferences.SuffolkCENTER FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICESHOPE FOR YOUTH, INC.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMAttempts to modify the batterer's behavior through probation supervision, education, and specialized group sessions. Criteria is violation of an Order of Protection, or history of domestic violence against an intimate partner. An exclusion is untreated mental illness.SuffolkDOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION-CRIMINAL COURT DIVISION
JAIL COUNSELING AND TREATMENT REFERRALProvides discharge planning. Also offered at Yaphank Correctional Facility. Accepts inmate, family, attorney, or probation requests.SuffolkJAIL COUNSELING AND TREATMENT REFERRALSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HYGIENE
NASSAU CRIMINAL COURT TASC PROGRAMProvides an alternative to incarceration program used by the Criminal Courts to divert individuals who are charged or subject to conviction for a non-violent felony or misdemeanor that is causally connected to a substance abuse problem. TASC identifies the level of addiction, makes a referral to an appropriate treatment agency, and monitors treatment progress for the Court. Education and Assistance Corporation has operated TASC programs in the metropolitan area since 1978. The TASC model includes a detailed assessment and development of a written plan designed to address the treatment needs of individuals appearing in Court. Offenders must be willing to enter treatment for a minimum of 12-18 months. Potential participants are identified by referral from the Court for its approval. TASC clients are monitored by staff with an expertise in substance abuse, and regular reports are presented to the Court outlining client progress. Persons not complying with all conditions of the TASC treatment plan are brought back to Court for further Court Action. Call for further information.NassauNASSAU CRIMINAL COURT TASC PROGRAMEAC NETWORK
PRE-TRIAL SERVICESPre trial services provided in the District Court where probation officers screen cases to determine if they can be released on low or no bail status. Also provide supervision and monitoring of some defendants of help assure their appearance in court.NassauPRE-TRIAL SERVICESNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION-CRIMINAL DIVISION
STOPLIFT PROGRAMThe Stoplift program prevents recurring shoplifting behavior by educating offenders on the consequences of shoplifting. Stoplift program is provided on scheduled Saturday, (off site) at 9am-3pm Appointment are requiredNassauSTOPLIFT PROGRAMEAC NETWORK
SUFFOLK CRIMINAL COURT TASCSuffolk TASC is an alternative to incarceration program used by the Criminal Court to intervene with individuals charged with a non-violent misdemeanor/felony crime that is casually related to their substance abuse. Services are provided to adult offenders, facing 60 days or more of jail time and who demonstrate an alcohol and/or drug problem. Suffolk TASC will also accept non-violent predicate felony offenders with the approval of the District Attorney's office. TASC identifies the level of addiction, makes a referral to an appropriate treatment agency, and monitors treatment progress for the Court. The treatment plan developed by TASC staff is presented to the Court for its approval. Defendants participating in TASC must have a current history of substance abuse and be willing to enter treatment for a minimum of 12 months. TASC clients are monitored by staff with an expertise in substance abuse, and regular reports are presented to the Court outlining client progress. Persons not complying with all conditions of TASC and the Court are brought back to Court for further adjudication. Call for further information.SuffolkSUFFOLK CRIMINAL COURT TASCEAC NETWORK
SUFFOLK FAMILY COURT TASCProvides an alternative program used by the Family Court to intervene with individuals appearing in court who are substance abusers. TASC identifies the level of addiction, makes a referral to an appropriate treatment agency, and monitors treatment progress for the Court. The TASC model includes a detailed assessment and development of a written plan designed to address the treatment needs of individuals appearing in Court. In Family Court, TASC intervenes with individuals in Court on PINS and Juvenile Delinquency petitions, Family Offense charges or Child Neglect petitions. Respondents participating in TASC must have a current history of substance abuse and be willing to enter treatment for a minimum of 12 months. Potential participants are identified by referral from the Court. The treatment plan developed by TASC staff is presented to the Court for its approval. TASC clients are monitored by staff with an expertise in substance abuse, and regular reports are presented to the Court outlining clients progress. Persons not complying with all conditions of the TASC treatment plan are brought back to Court for further Court Action. Family Court TASC also conducts Court ordered urinalysis as well as hair follicle testing. Call for further information.SuffolkSUFFOLK FAMILY COURT TASCEAC NETWORK

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