Community Awareness Programs

We participate in & offer several community awareness programs to reach outside the core population of our Clinic and Education Programs and to raise awareness in the general community about the disease of addiction.

Alternatives to Incarceration
The Council provides services to the Alternatives to Incarceration Program under the direction of Tompkins County Criminal Justice Services.

Ithaca City Drug Treatment Court
Ithaca City Drug Treatment Court places non-violent drug abusing offenders into intensive, court supervised alcohol and drug treatment. Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County provides treatment for the defendants in this program and is a member of the drug court team. Successful participants graduate only after remaining alcohol and drug free and obtaining meaningful employment or engaging in a course of study or training to achieve that goal.

Felony Drug Treatment Court
This Court provides a treatment opportunity to non-violent alcohol and drug abusing offenders with felony convictions.  Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County collaborates with the Court by providing treatment and case management services to participants of Felony Drug Court.

Family Drug Treatment Court
This Court intervenes in cases where the Department of Social Services has filed an Article 10, which would permanently terminate parental rights.  Parents who have an alcohol and/or drug abuse problem are invited to participate in this program.  Alcohol and Drug Council provides treatment, family support, and case management services to willing participants.

Community Justice Center
The Community Justice Center (CJC) is an Alternative to Incarceration Program.  The objective of the program is to reduce the congestion at the Tompkins County Jail and to provide necessary services to offenders who may have a substance abuse problem.  Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County provides alcohol and substance abuse assessments to participants at CJC.  We also provide educational information to participants about alcohol and drug abuse emphasizing the consequences of abusing alcohol or drugs.  Finally, the administration at ADC provides administrative assistance in developing policies and procedures for CJC.

Cayuga Medical Center
We provide presentations once a month for the Adolescent Behavioral Services Unit.