To be considered for the Program, you must be a multiple DUI offender and be referred by either the Judge, Solicitor or Defense Attorney. Once referred, your first step will be to attend Pre-Orientation and speak to the program coordinator in depth about the Program requirements. Should you be interested in attending the Program, you will be scheduled for an assessment with the Treatment Coordinator and given a notice to return to court for your plea.
As a condition of attendance in the Program, you are required to pay Program fees of $50 per week (fees are reduced in Phase 5 to $25 a month). Additional fees could be incurred if you test positive for alcohol or drugs, if you leave town and are require to screen during that time or you miss a drug screen. In order to participate in the Program you must be employed or have the means to pay the required treatment fees. There is a one-time fee of $50 for the Clinical Evaluation and assessment.
Upon sentencing to the Program, you will receive a minimum of 24 months on probation. The first sixty (60) weeks of your probation consists of attending the Program’s treatment sessions. Our Program has both day and evening sessions (see schedule below). The treatment sessions are comprised of five (5) Phases and each Phase lasts a minimum of 12 weeks.
Day Program Schedule
Phase 1– Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm;
Phase 2– Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm;
Phase 3– Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm;
Phase 4– Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm;
Phase 5– Once a month on Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (no day class for this Phase)
Evening Program Schedule
Phase 1 – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm;
Phase 2 – Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm;
Phase 3 – Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Phase 4 – Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Phase 5– Once a month on Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In addition to the above scheduled group meetings, all participants are required to attend a minimum of three (3) random breath and observed urine alcohol and drug screens per week, attend a minimum of three (3) documented formal support group meetings (AA/NA/CA) per week, and attend bi-monthly court status review hearings.