FIS provides support and linkage services for families when substance abuse or mental health problems threaten the stability of the home. This team works closely with DCF and Dependency Court to prevent removal of children from the home.
Forensic Community Services Team
is a multidisciplinary team that offers services including screening, individualized service and treatment planning, individual and group therpay, medication management, case management linking and monitoring, life skills training, housing assistance and benefits asessment supports for consumers in jail and while living in the community. The team intervenes post booking serving Lake County residents age 18 or older who have two or more misdemeanor offenses in the past 12 months and a probable diagnosis of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental illness.
Youth and Family Recovery Program
This program provides service to youth who are abusing primarily marijuana and alcohol and who would be appropriate for an outpatient level of care. Treatment involves individual sessions with the youth, as well as 4 sessions involving the family/caregiver. The principle behind the model is to connect youth with positive community activities to discourage substance abuse and reinforce healthy
recreational interests and peer groups.