Detention Diversion


FCA’s Detention Diversion Program work with youth who come into contact with Nassau County’s Juvenile Justice System as a result of committing a delinquent act. The program works with youth ages 7-16 years old. Referrals for the program come only from Nassau County Juvenile Probation. The primary goal of the program is to divert youth who are arrested, in police custody, or under probation supervision from admission to detention, remand and/or OCFS placement.

Detention Diversion workers provide:

  • Case management services in and out of the home.
  • Family mediation services.
  • Referrals for the youth and their families to community based services including  educational advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment as needed to moderate/high risk youth.


For more information, call: 

Margaret Doherty, LMFT

Detention Diversion Program Coordinator, FCA

P: 516.221.1310 x1310