NYC Drug Court Initiative


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Mission Statement

The New York City Criminal Court's Career and Education Centers (CEC) provides a forum for Vocational and Educational Counselors (VEC) to assist drug court participant, educational and social skills with career and educational counseling with the goal of obtaining immediate employment or higher education while remaining a drug free and law abiding citizens.


The Career and Education Center (‚ÄúCenter‚ÄĚ) at their respective county‚Äôs treatment center will provide drug court participants with evaluations and referrals to educational and vocational services. Participants would receive employment counseling and attend job readiness workshops at the Center. The Center would also be used for educational testing, development and school placement for participants. The New York City Department of Education will also offer GED instruction at the Center. List of Services to be Provided at Center:

  • Placement in secondary education programs, such as high schools and GED programs;
  • Assistance completing applications for GED exams;
  • Teaching a GED preparatory program, where participants can take practice GED exams at Center;
  • College, trade, technical schools and apprenticeships program admissions, including help complying with admission requirements, entrance exams and financial aid; and
  • Tutoring by undergraduate college students arranged through collaborations with local colleges and universities.



The Manhattan Drug Court Career and Education Center is located at 60 Lafayette, Room 3A, New York, NY 10013, (which is across from 100 Centre Street and next to 346 Broadway.) The cross streets are Leonard Street and Franklin Street.


The Brooklyn Drug Court Career and Education Center is located at 120 Schermerhorn, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201. (The cross streets are Adams Street and Smith Street.)

The hours of operation for the Career and Education Center is from 9am to 5pm.

The Staff

Shannon Castang-Feggins
Shannon Castang-Feggins
Manhattan - Vocational/Educational Case Manager II
P: 646.386.4638
F: 212.374.1725

Miriam Famania
Brooklyn - Vocational/Educational Case Manager
P: 347.404.9560
F: 718.643.5775



Drug Court Career and Education Centers
Brooklyn - 347.404.9509

Manhattan - 646.386.4638



"There is no greater joy than to see a participant graduate successfully. My motto to participants is: There is no such thing as impossible, you create your own possibilities!"
-Former VEC Yadira Moncion

Yadira Moncion and General Wright

(LR) Judge J. Gubbay, (seated) Mia Santiago, Judge B. Williams, Judge W. Miller and Justin Barry, Esq.

Judges Williams and Gubbay with Drug Court Staff

Borough Chief Clerk Brian Wynne and Judge Joseph Gubbay

(Seated) Mia Santiago, (unknown) and Darren Edwards


New York State Unified Court System Lady Justice