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Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center GYRL

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $525,000)

The Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC GYRL) is a program designed to
reduce risk factors for girls or those identified as at risk for entering the juvenile justice system
and who are 17 years and under residing in the Village of Hempstead, Long Island. The program
provides special consideration of Black and Latinx girls who are disproportionately represented
in the juvenile justice system in Nassau County. WORC GYRL is a comprehensive program
providing evidence-based cognitive behavior intervention curricula, educational advocacy,
mental health/substance use referrals, and interactive life skills workshops. Each client will
participate in an intake process involving a risk/needs assessment to determine a case plan and
management that, if applicable, includes psychosocial assessments and referrals to community-
based substance use treatment and counseling agencies. WORC GYRL will collaborate with the
Incorporated Village of Hempstead Police Department and the Nassau County Family Division
of Probation to identify and refer girls who can benefit from the program. The goal is to provide
services for at least 120–150 girls during the project period. Project reach is increased because
hybrid services will be available where youth can engage onsite and/or remotely. Recruitment
efforts will be in conjunction with the Hempstead Police Department, the Family Division of
Probation, and Visions to Opportunity.

Date Created: September 28, 2023