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Case Managers performs initial screenings on referred respondents, link them with treatment, and provide the ongoing reports on participant compliance with their chemical dependency and recovery programs. The Case Managers monitor all areas of treatment to ensure that the program is delivering the proper level of treatment and services needed during all phases of the program. The Case Managers act as liaisons between Drug Court and treatment providers.



Project Director - supervises clinical staff (resource coordinator, case assessors/ managers, lab technicians, data entry) of one or two drug courts maintain working relationship with courtroom staff assist in developing policies and procedures staff training maintain treatment provider network and ensure compliance with court requirements.

Resource Coordinator - primary liaison between the court, the district attorney, defense bar, court and clinical staff and treatment providers.

(Senior) Case Manager II - includes all of case manager's responsibilities; and may act as backup resource coordinator; assists case managers, as needed, in areas of psycho-social assessment, treatment planning and monitoring.

Case Manager I - conducts psycho-social assessments of new clients; prepare treatment plans; coordinate and facilitate client’s entry into substance abuse treatment; intensively monitor progress in treatment through comprehensive communication with treatment programs; maintain all compliance related information using the Court’s computer system; assist with urine sampling and provide all update information to Court on scheduled court appearances.

Vocational and Educational Case Manager II, I - conducts assessments and evaluates a participant's educational, vocational and personality traits to provide them with career and academic counseling despite scholastic, social development problems and other special needs; cultivating and maintaining relationships with federal, state and city agencies, as well as educational institutions, so as to refer MTC/MMTC participants for services.

Lab Technician - conducts toxicology screens of drug court participants; conducts intake of treatment center participants; and assists with data entry in UTA.


Administrative Office

Justin Barry, Chief Clerk for the New York City Criminal Courts
Lisa Lindsay, Citywide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator
Darren Edwards, Citywide Research Coordinator

Brooklyn - STEP/MBTC

Mia Santiago, Project Director II
Michael Torres, Resource Coordinator III
Robert Rivera, Case Manager II
Theresa Good, Case Manager I
Shama Greenidge, Case Manager I
Lisa Tigh
, Case Manager I
Melinda Pavia, Case Manager I
Miriam Famania, Case Manager I
Katina Glover, Case Manager I
Leigh Ann Freeman, Probation Officer
Mandell Pratt,
Court Liaison Department of Education
Jason Ducos, Mental Health Case Manager
Rachel Field, Vocational Educational Supervisor
Natalia Rojas, Vocational Aide
Lyndon Harding
, Case Technician

Manhattan - MTC/MMTC

Debra Hall-Martin, Project Director II
Sherry Haynes, Resource Coordinator III
Allisha Corridon, Case Manager II
Desiree Rivera
, Case Manager II
General Wright, Case Manager II
Shannon Castang-Feggins, Vocational/ Educational Case Manager II
Darlene Buffalo, Case Manager I
Richard Cruz , Case Manager I
Darryl Kittel, Case Manager I
Darlene Smith, Case Manager I (MDC)
Monique Emerson, Lab Technician

Queens - QMTC

Naima Aiken, Project Director II
Lisa Babb, Resource Coordinator III
Jose Fiqueroa
, Case Manager I
Diana George, Case Manager I

Staten Island - SITC

Laverne Chin, Project Director II
Sandra Thompson, Case Manager I
Lucy Perez, Case Manager I




Read "After Several Slips, He Finally Got Clean " by MTC Project Director II, Debra Hall-Martin

Read "The Success of Mark Rosenfeld" by former MMTC Project Director I, Kathleen McDonald