Early Intervention Program
Prevention Resources (PR) has been funded to provide ASAM PPC-2, Level 0.5 Early Intervention (EI) Services for Individuals with early substance use/misuse, and is a service for individuals at risk of developing substance-related problems, as well as those for whom there is not yet sufficient information available to document a diagnosable substance use disorder. This service will also help those struggling with risky behaviors, how to make healthy decisions, and how to prevent worsening of the presenting problem.
All clients will receive linkages to other services needed. This service is available virtually through Microsoft Teams, which is HIPPA -protected, and through Teams, this service can be translated into over 50 languages so this service is available to all in need. Through funding from the Board of chosen Commissioners and Department of Human Services, there is no fee for this service.
Law Enforcement Adolescent Program
The Law Enforcement Adolescent Program (LEAP) is an early intervention program to serve as a diversion from the legal system. It addresses substance use, family, relationship, and school issues through counseling and referrals to additional services in the community such as:
The L.E.A.P. Program also provides therapeutic support for improving life choices. It engages youth to explore issues related to inappropriate behavior and it provides opportunities for community service.
L.E.A.P. will decrease the overall number of juveniles from entering the legal court system by providing them and their family with support and assistance.
Who Does L.E.A.P. Serve?
Adolescents who have committed minor infractions, where there are concerns related to substance abuse, family issues, relationship or school issues.
Benefits of Completing L.E.A.P. include:
– Receive objective guidance
– Reflect on choices
– Gain insight and knowledge
– Gain assistance with goal setting
– Avoid criminal charges and possibly a permanent juvenile record
– Learn to understand yourself and your relationships
L.E.A.P is modeled after Project Community Pride of Morris County, New Jersey, which began over 30 years ago through a community wide effort to address the behavioral and emotional needs of youth who became involved with law enforcement.
In collaboration with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, Law Enforcement, Prevention Resources, and Hunterdon County Safe Communities Coalition.