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Phases and Objectives

PHASE ONE (MINIMUM OF TWO MONTHS)

FOCUS: Choose a drug free life and establish a foundation of abstinence by beginning to develop appropriate life skills.

OBJECTIVES

• Begin treatment and attend all required sessions
• Report to case manager, by phone, one (1) time a week
• Remain abstinent
• Submit to a random supervised drug/alcohol screening
• Attend all required drug court sessions: one (1) time a week for outpatient participants and every two (2) weeks for residential treatment participants or what is directed by the JDP staff.
• Permit unannounced home visits by Suffolk County Department of Probation
• Comply with curfews if applicable; ex: treatment agency or probation department
• Begin to explore educational/employment plan and possible literacy assessment if necessary
• Two (2) consecutive months of abstinence and sanction free required to advance to Phase Two.


PHASE TWO (MINIMUM OF FOUR MONTHS)

FOCUS: Stabilize participation in treatment, offer strategies for living without alcohol and drugs, and develop educational/employment goals.

OBJECTIVES

• Attend all required treatment sessions
• Report to case manager, by phone, one (1) time a week
• Remain abstinent
• Submit to a random supervised drug/alcohol screening
• Attend all required drug court sessions: every two (2) weeks for outpatient participants, every three (3) weeks for residential treatment participants or what is directed by JDP staff.
• Permit unannounced home visits by Suffolk County Department of Probation
• Begin and/or apply for educational program or job skills training
• Attend any required life skills, parenting skills, health, employment, or education programs directed by treatment agency or JDP staff.
• Develop and use a community based sober support network
• Four (4) consecutive months of abstinence and sanction free required to advance to Phase Three.

PHASE THREE (MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS)

FOCUS: Move towards self-sufficiency while reconnecting with the community, family and to plan for the fulfillment of graduation requirements.

OBJECTIVES
• Attend all required treatment sessions
• Focus on relapse prevention, develop a relapse prevention plan, and submit plan to you case manager.
• Report to case manager, by phone, one (1) time a week
• Remain abstinent
• Submit to a random supervised drug/alcohol screening
• Attend all required drug court sessions: every three (3) weeks for outpatient participants, one (1) time monthly for residential treatment participants or what is directed by JDP staff
• Permit unannounced home visits by Suffolk County Department of Probation
• Develop a continuing care plan, community re-integration strategy, and maintain a community based sober support network
• Begin employment or an education/vocational program to obtain self sufficiency.
• Six (6) months consecutive months of abstinence and sanction free is required to advance to Phase Four- Preparation for Graduation.


PHASE FOUR-PREPARATION FOR GRADUATION (MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS)

FOCUS: Requirements for Graduation

OBJECTIVES
• Six (6) consecutive months of abstinence
• Completion or approval from treatment agency for graduation
• Six (6) to Twelve (12) consecutive months of participation in the JDP program without sanctions.
• Report to case manager, by phone, one (1) time a week
• Submit to a random supervised drug/alcohol screening
• Attend all required drug court sessions, one (1) time a month
• Permit unannounced home visits by Suffolk County Department of Probation
Submission of a written graduation application: to include goals and accomplishments in the following areas:
1. Progress and accomplishments in treatment
2. Fulfillment of employment, educational and/or vocational training
3. Seeking or participating in gainful employment
4. Progress and accomplishments in personal and family relationships
5. Having completed a minimum of eighteen (18) months in the JDP program
6. Housing and healthy sober living environment
7. Relapse Prevention Plan
8. Complete in writing and submit to case manager graduation application.
9. Completion of a cognitive behavioral group as directed by JDP staff

INFRACTIONS AND GRADUATED SANCTIONS

The Court will respond swiftly to “problems” that may occur in treatment with a system of "graduated sanctions”. Any number of problems may be classified as an "infraction" falling into one of the following listed categories depending upon severity. The number of infractions, and the category each falls into will determine the Courts response.

WITHIN THE UNDERSTATED GUIDELINES THE JUDGE OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY JUDICIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM WILL HAVE COMPLETE DISCRETION IN DETERMINING THE IMPOSITION OF THE SANCTIONS

NEW ARREST: The status of a person who is arrested while participating in the JDP will be reviewed by the JDP staff (Judge, Resource Coordinator, Case Managers and Probation Officers). If the participant is allowed to continue in the program the Court may impose additional conditions for the continued participation.

LEVEL “A” INFRACTIONS

To include but not limited to the following:
• Knowingly providing false information
• Absconding or termination from treatment with an involuntary return to court the next available court day.
• Any new arrest
• Involuntary return on a warrant issued by Suffolk County JDP Felony Drug Court

Any level “A” infraction will require an immediate court appearance for the determination of continued eligibility in program and/or jail based sanction.


LEVEL “B” INFRACTION

To include but not limited to the following:
• Submit a substituted or tampered urine specimen
• Absconding or termination from treatment with a voluntary return to court. Participants who leave, or are terminated from a placement treatment program and who return voluntarily to either the Drug Court, Case Manager or Probation Officer, must appear in court immediately for a sanction, which may or may not be jail based.
• Unable to produce a urine specimen or submit a positive specimen
• Any missing or un-excused court appointment, late arrivals to court, or missed probation appointments.

Any of the above may result in a sanction, and will require an immediate court appearance for the imposition of an appropriate sanction.


POSSIBLE SANCTIONS

To include but not limited to the following:
• Writing assignment (essay)
• Increased court reporting
• Jail - length of time will be at the discretion of the Judge


POSSIBLE INCENTIVES AND REWARDS

To include but not limited to the following:
• Public acknowledgment
• Letter of commendation by the JDP staff
• Certificates for Phase advancement
• Certificates for significant achievements
• Graduation and Dismissal of the case

Changes in level of care can be mandated at any time and will be determined by the court. If you are unable to attend a scheduled appearance due to an emergency, you must contact your attorney and case manager at the phone number provided to you below.

DRESS CODE FOR JUDICIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM

You are required to report to all court dates dressed clean and neat in both attire and appearance.

· NO sweat-pants or pajama bottoms
· NO shorts or mini skirts
· NO tank tops or halter tops
· NO revealing tops or blouses (see through or low cut is unacceptable)
· NO tee-shirts referencing drugs, alcohol, sex, offensive language, or inappropriate designs.
· NO flip-flops

YOUR JUDGE:

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YOUR CASE MANAGER:

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YOUR PROBATION OFFICER:

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