Our services are adapted to meet the unique needs of this diverse population. Nicasa is proud to serve our nation s veterans, military service members, and their families. Nicasa offers a sliding fee scale based on family income. Nicasa accepts Medicaid and private insurance. Nicasa Behavioral Health Services N. Waukegan, IL Judy H.
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Youth Services. From this assessment our counselors are able to make recommendations to the services appropriate for his or her unique situation. Youth services are provided with funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, United Way of Lake County, townships, community organizations, individual donors, and fundraising events. Nicasa offers a sliding scale of fees based on family income. These services include education, life skills, early intervention, and outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling. Nicasa provides consultations, evaluations, and psychotherapy for a wide variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and cutting and self-harm behaviors. Mental health services begin with a 2-hour assessment.
Cody Bryant gave a kid a knife, and that kid brought the knife to school. Taylor Faust was involved in a car accident after curfew. For hundreds of students in Lake County, serving on a teen jury is a way to help restore order in the lives of their peers. But for a select few, serving on the jury is a way to look back on teens that now stand in the exact same position they once stood. The Nicasa Teen Court program is a alternative criminal justice system for first-time juvenile misdemeanor offenders.
The success stories are there. With relatively low recidivism rates reflected in the last few years — rearrest rates average around 24 percent for and — the program does help keep kids from getting into trouble a second time, said Candace Fujii, youth program coordinator for the Peer Justice Program at Nicasa — a Lake County substance abuse treatment and prevention agency. Each year, several offending teens turn heads and join the jury — comprised of high school students — that sentenced them to their community service hours in the first place.