NEON’s Alternative in the Community (AIC) is a community-based alternative to incarceration that provides multi-faceted intervention services for adults awaiting trial or on probation. The program utilizes a new curriculum driven evidence-based model designed to assess the needs of each client
and reduce the risk of re-offending. Participants work closely with case managers, intervention and employment specialists to help them develop goals and make positive changes in their lives.
The AIC offers targeted interventions designed to help clients with:
- Substance abuse
- Social skills
- Problem solving
- Job readiness
The Program encompasses four main focus areas. Depending on the referral sources’ conditions and the initial intake and assessment conducted by AIC staff, clients may participate in one or more focus areas. They are as follows:
Case Management: Clients can be assisted with legal, substance abuse, vocational, educational, mental health, psychological, social, financial, medical, family, and housing needs while enrolled in the program. It is the job of our case managers to address these needs directly or indirectly while working with clients. If clients have needs outside the realm of our program, they will be provided referrals to other area service providers for assistance.
Educational/Vocational Training: We have a Job Developer who works with all AIC clients in assessing their present level of employability, their aptitudes and interests, and assists them in finding paid employment or vocational training that will lead to paid employment.
Alcohol and Other Drug Education: Our Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor may assist clients during their enrollment. Individual sessions, educational groups, urinalysis, referrals to inpatient or outpatient chemical dependency treatment are some of the services provided through this resource.
Community Service Program:
Under the direction of the Community Service Coordinator, clients perform tasks such as landscaping, grounds keeping, painting and general maintenance. We want our clients to always be preparing for that next level of employment that will lead them to increased self-sufficiency and self-esteem and to come to see themselves as active, productive members of the community.
For more information call: 203 663-7350