As a licensed OASAS provider (Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services), YES Community Counseling Center provides evaluations mandated by a judge/court or suggested by a lawyer as a result of a DWI or other impaired driver offense. An evaluation consists of a face-to-face assessment by a qualified health professional (social worker, mental health counselor, or substance abuse counselor) and a medical screening by a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. An evaluation may deem that treatment services are recommended and can include group and/or individual counseling.
While treatment may be mandated by a judge or court system, receiving services from this agency is voluntary. The length of services received is based on the unique need of the individual. Services can be coordinated with the Courts, Department of Motor Vehicles, or the Department of Probation should the individual receiving the evaluation wish to sign a consent giving permission for coordination with these systems.
Due to New York State standards, agency policies are in place to ensure that the evaluation are deemed valid to assist in any DMV related requirements. See Important Information and Instructions for Your Upcoming Assessment for more information.