Judicial Diversion Program

What is The Judicial Diversion Program?

The Judicial Diversion Program offers you the chance to move forward in your life, free of drugs and alcohol. 

The Judicial Diversion Program (JDP) (CPL Article 216) takes place in courtrooms of the Suffolk County Court. JDP is a program for felony offenders who face non-violent charges, and who also abuse alcohol and/or drugs. Instead of jail or probation, JDP will help you enter and stay in a drug or alcohol treatment program. The JDP includes regular court appearances and supervision by a judge.

After arraignment, as an eligible defendant, you are given the opportunity to choose the Judicial Diversion Program as an alternative to the regular court process. If you abuse alcohol and/or drugs and are eligible for the program, your Case Manager will work with you to build a treatment plan. While you are in treatment, the Judge will closely monitor your progress.

Staff

Presiding Judge
Hon. Philip Goglas

Project Director II
Edward Gialella
Phone: 631-208-5776

Court Attorney
Kerry Sloane Bassett, Esq.

Case Manager
Elaine Annese
Phone: 631-852-3545
Fax: 631-852-3553

Case Manager
Harold Bush
Phone: 631-852-3412
Fax: 631-852-3553

Sr. Probation Officer
James Mullan
Phone: 631-852-1934
Fax 631-852-1907