Attention OASAS Prevention Providers! 23-24 Prevention Planning Year – WITNYS Plan Open – Workplans Due May 15, 2023

March 16, 2023

The WITNYS Plan module is now open for providers to begin the prevention services planning process for the upcoming 2023-2024 Prevention Planning Year.  Workplans are due May 15, 2023

Please note:

  • School districts that participated in the Youth Development Survey (YDS) at the end of this past school year will receive reports with results of those surveys March 16, 2023.  For counties with adequate sample size (e.g., at least two districts participated), county-level reports will be made available by March 17, 2023 (details on which counties and how to access the reports are forthcoming).
  • For providers that plan to deliver Environmental Change Strategies, the section of the WITNYS Plan module for this service approach is being enhanced and will be available by May 1, 2023.  The WITNYS Help Desk will send a reminder of this availability prior to that date.
  • An OASAS training delivered in February 2022 on conducting a comprehensive prevention Needs Assessment to identify priority Risk and Protective factors and choosing the appropriate prevention approach to address the needs. 

Coming soon:  EDC’s training series delivered during the Fall and Winter are pending upload to the OASAS website for provider use.  As soon as the video links are accessible on the website, an announcement will made to the field with the available topics and their locations.

We are truly grateful for your commitment to providing prevention services to youth, families, and communities across New York State. Please feel free to contact us at with any questions.