Launched in 1992 and incorporated into CASES in 1998, the Treatment Readiness Program (TRP) operates out of Manhattan Criminal Court as a one-day alternative sentence for individuals with a first- or second-time misdemeanor drug charge. It is the only program of its kind in New York, providing education and immediate access to drug and alcohol treatment for offenders who would otherwise receive up to 15 days in jail.
TRP's premise is that ending drug and alcohol use is the best way to halt drug-related criminal behavior. It offers a unique combination of education, counseling, and the direct experience of visiting alcohol and drug treatment programs.
The program enrolls defendants with substance abuse problems that are mandated by judges in New York County Criminal Court.
Community Treatment Providers
CASES makes referrals to the following organizations, among others, based on the needs of the client.