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STOP DWI Program

Location:

Nassau County Correctional Center
100 Carman Avenue
Bldg E, Room 1
East Meadow, NY  11554
Phone:  (516) 572-3610
Fax:  (516) 572-4265

What is the STOP DWI Program?
The Stop DWI Program is a voluntary alcohol and drug treatment program for 60 inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center.  It is run in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Department.  The goals of the program are to assist inmates and families with the return to community, and to engage the inmates in post-incarceration treatment to prevent relapse and the cycle of addiction.  There is a strong emphasis on a smooth transition and return to the community.

What services will I receive?
The STOP DWI Program provides individual and small group counseling, vocational rehabilitation, chemical dependency education, HIV/AIDS testing and education, self-help meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous.  Treatment and self-help meetings are available daily.  Counselors and inmates participate together in discharge planning to ensure follow-up treatment and rehabilitation.  The program includes a chemical dependency curriculum which focuses on written participation from the inmates and skill-based activities.

How can I participate in this program?
Admission to the STOP DWI Program is open to male inmates at the Correctional Center who have a medium security classification and an alcohol or drug problem.  Participation is voluntary and requires a willingness to participate in 3 in-house meetings per day and working with the primary counselor to jointly develop a treatment plan.  A letter requesting participation in the program must be sent to the Director of the STOP DWI Program.  An attorney or family member can also contact program staff at 572-3610.   All participants must obey all correctional center rules and remain alcohol and drug free.

Is there a fee for this program?
There is no fee for participating in this program.