DA Singas said:"In fact, it's shocking for us because kids tell us they can drive better when they're high as opposed to when they're drunk," she said. "So we have a lot of work to do."
The Community Partnership Program run by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office is giving former convicts a second chance.
The opioid crisis continues to plague New York. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is making the epidemic a top priority. Her office is teaming up with the Islanders hockey team to speak out against opioids in a new PSA.
After Nassau DA Madeline Singas reached out to team for assistance, Isles brought students to game as part of Singas' initiative.
DA Singas, who pioneered the prevention-aimed program, summed it up: “The message has to be relentless.”"Having the courage to say you know what, 'I’m not getting into that car. Because someone’s been drinking. Or high. Or they’re not a good driver.'”
CPP is a community-based resource and referral office that will help reduce recidivism and improve public safety
That program is the Women's Opportunity Rehabilitation Center, or WORC, in Hempstead, a community correction program that offers an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent female felony offenders in Nassau County.
“Not only did we take down the CEO. We took down the COO, the CIO, all the board of trustees,” Singas said, using corporate lingo to describe this intricate organization.
Local law enforcement gathered to witness a controlled car crash as part of a week-long data retrieval training class sponsored by the NCDA and SCDA with asset forfeiture money.
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“I think women have a different way of governing and are just by their nature more collaborative."
The NCDA donated $5,250 in forfeiture funds to pay for their care in a Maryland sanctuary.
DA Singas spoke with Pix 11 to share what the NCDA is doing to combat drug use on Long Island.
If walls could talk, it would seem the Nassau County Courthouse would have quite a few interesting stories to tell.
Fake logos on 11,000 fleece jackets will be covered and donated to needy groups under a program by Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas.
Women convicted of low-level and felony crimes can avoid jail by enrolling in programs at the Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center.
Many anti-Semitic incidents on Long Island involve vandalism and harassment. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has launched an innovative new program in which suspects are counseled by Holocaust survivors.
“We collaborated with law enforcement agencies in those jurisdictions to make sure we crushed these supply chains.”