By Eden Laikin
Nassau County Department of Human Services has partnered with local and state law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse officials – to bring together an array of resources for residents – at their fingertips – which will improve access to treatment and recovery from behavioral issues.
The new grant-funded system, called Resource Direct, will feature an online resource mapping tool that contains information on all the behavioral health treatment and recovery facilities in one’s neighborhood. It will also note evidence-based practices used by those facilities. Parents, siblings, probation officers, court officials and school administrators – “anyone and everyone” – will be able to go to one central location for all available service providers.
You will be able to access Resource Direct from Nassau County’s home page: www.nassaucountyny.gov.
The new initiative, Nassau County Reclaiming Futures, was launched today at Hofstra University. Nassau County’s Human Services Commissioner Lisa Murphy and a member of the county’s probation department spoke.
Among the subjects of today’s program were Juvenile Strategies In Practice: Proven Court Based Interventions; Evidence-Based Practices in Treatment, Community Corrections and Youth Development