CN Guidance & Counseling Services, through funding from the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities, provides support services to two of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office five Office of Alternative Prosecutions and Resources Programs (OAP).
These alternative-to-incarceration courts adjudicates over both misdemeanor and felony cases. The goal of these two problem-solving courts is to:
CN Guidance provides licensed clinicians to help assess and identify offenders with a mental illness who are charged with a crime in Nassau County.
These assessments are critical in identifying mental health and substance use disorders so that the District Attorney’s office can recommend the most appropriate level of care. TAPP considers all defendants who have treatment or intervention needs who are not eligible for an existing diversion program.
CN Guidance provides seasoned Care Coordinators who are the main source of support and advocacy for offenders with mental illness. Our Coordinators provide traditional case management to address the social determinants of health of individuals as well as connect them to mental health treatment. Judicial monitoring is provided to assure that the court-mandated treatment plan is followed by each enrolled client as an alternative to incarceration.
Kayla Miata, LMSW