Community Relations Division
SEEK OUT CREATIVE, HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES
PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS IN DEVELOPING CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES
REDUCE CRIME, ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY, AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OF NASSAU COUNTY
The Nassau County District Attorney’s Community Partnership Program (CPP) is a community-based resource and referral office that provides social services to the general community, with a focus on young people at risk of gang involvement, as well as the re-entry population and other justice-involved individuals. CPP works on the ground in Hempstead, which has been disproportionately affected by gang and gun violence, to promote the District Attorney’s vision of collaborating with community members to reduce recidivism, educate and empower young people and build a safer community. CPP’s staff facilitate gang intervention/prevention groups for parolees, probationers, and young people, and they provide individual case management to address clients’ needs. CPP’s staff also engage in school-based programming designed to help young people make better choices and avoid circumstances that would lead them into danger. CPP’s services are free and available on a walk-in basis to any member of the community, in English and Spanish.
The Office of Immigrant Affairs helps Nassau County’s large immigrant or foreign-born population navigate the criminal justice system, encouraging immigrants to cooperate with law enforcement, and providing aid to limited-English speakers who are witnesses to or victims of crimes.
The Office of Community Affairs manages a range of community relations programs and serves as a primary point of contact for community partnership requests.
OFFICE OF CORE SERVICES
CORE is charged with bringing NCDA’s family, victim, community and educational services to every corner of Nassau County, and centralizing NCDA’s victims’ services response office-wide.
Created in November of 2018, the Office of CORE Services centralizes NCDA’s various community and educational outreach functions, to ensure that every school district, senior center, neighborhood watch, group home, and faith-based institution receives access to NCDA’s rich variety of presentations and programming. CORE also complements the vital quality assurance efforts of our offender-focused Phoenix Office by gauging and overseeing the programs and services provided to our victims and witnesses.
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING
The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (NCDA) is pleased to partner with educators, parents, and children of all ages, from elementary through high school, to raise awareness about the challenges impacting our County’s young people. Our comprehensive approach includes programming that reaches directly into Nassau’s public and private school districts to provide information and resources for students, parents, and educators. Through this endeavor, we are committed to providing our youth with the support that they need to make good choices in their lives.
We are also available to provide NCDA staff as guest speakers for career days and other school events. If you would like to have our office present any of the above programs or services at your school, please contact Nicole L’Hommedieu, our School Program Coordinator at 516-571-4052 or by email at Email: CORE@nassauda.org
. We look forward to partnering with you to educate and protect the young people of Nassau County.
The NCDA's Advisory Councils are comprised of community leaders who have been selected to meet monthly and advise our office about concerns they may have and to inform them of the highlights of the NCDA's work in their respective communities.
- Business Advisory Council
- Faith Leaders Advisory Council
- Student Advisory Council
- African American Advisory Council
- Hispanic American Advisory Council
- South Asian American Advisory Council
- Asian American Advisory Council
- Community Partnership Program Advisory Council