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Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) Diversion

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Program Purpose:
The PINS Diversion Program provides intervention, preventive education, and other services to young adolescents and their families who have been referred to the program by the Suffolk County Department of Probation. The PINS Diversion Program affords troubled youth and their families the prospect of remediating dysfunction within the family and school environment.

Program Description:
The PINS Diversion Program helps adolescents and their families resolve some of the negative behaviors and familial chaos. Some of the problems are:
● school truancy      ● incorrigible behavior       ●poor school performance   
● runaway behavior ● substance abuse    ●  defiance of home and school rules.
Additional services offered to the adolescents and their families include: psychiatric evaluations and medication management are provided by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, if necessary; parenting support groups as well as teen anger management groups.

Persons Served:
The Program applies to individuals under the age of 18 who are alleged to be persons in need of supervision. The adolescents and their families are seen for an indefinite period of time. A PINS petition is filed by the schools and then the case is referred to Family Service League from Suffolk County’s Department of Probation.

Insurance is accepted. If the family does not have insurance coverage,
services will be compensated by Suffolk County.

Program Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (may vary by location)
Saturday hours are available in Bay Shore and East Yaphank.

Program Location(s):
Iovino South Shore Family Center
1444 Fifth Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-647-3130 Fax

1490 William Floyd Parkway
East Yaphank, NY 11967
631-924-2413 Fax

208 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-369-5433 Fax

7555 Main Road
Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-4869 Fax

328 Acabonac Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-6709 Fax

Janice Gosule, LCSW-R, Program Director, 631-647-3100 Ext. 103

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