GADSDEN & ETOWAH COUNTY COURT REFERRAL CRO LAWYER

ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, HOURS FOR GADSDEN & ETOWAH COUNTY CRO

Address: 1000 Forrest Ave, Gadsden, AL 35901

Hours

Monday 8:30–11AM, 1:30–4PM

Tuesday 8:30–11AM, 1:30–4PM

Wednesday 8:30–11AM, 1:30–4PM

Thursday 8:30–11AM, 1:30–4PM

Friday 8:30–11AM, 1:30–4PM

Saturday 10AM–12PM

Sunday Closed

Phone: (256) 549-5352

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DUI – LEVEL 1 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAMS

COURT REFERRAL PROGRAMS IN ALABAMA

Alabama has 29 local Court Referral Programs, over 100 certified Court Referral Officers, called “CROs, over 120 certified Instructors.

Depending on the type of case you have, you may be required to complete a court referral program by the judge.  These programs are mandatory in certain cases such as driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drug possession cases.

The programs are broken down into Level I, Level II and Juvenile Programs.  You will typically be assessed by a Court Referral Officer as to what level is appropriate for your individual situation.

LEVEL 1 ALCOHOL AND DRUG COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

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In a Level 1 Program you will be required to attend a minimum 12-hour presentation including an orientation to the court referral program, substance abuse, laws and consequences, alcohol education, and drugs and their effects.

Level 1 is designed for those people who do not have a substance abuse problem. Level 1 is restricted to no more than 35 students and the cost is $115.00.

The court referral program is generally structured in four three-hour sessions.

  •     Session 1: Introduction
  •     Session 2: Laws & Consequences
  •     Session 3: Alcohol/Other Drugs & Their Effects
  •     Session 4: Looking Ahead

The Court Referral Program goals are to:

  • Provide participants with information about the Alabama laws that relate to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Provide participants with information about how alcohol and other drugs affect behavior, the body, the family, and community.
  • Give participants an opportunity to evaluate their own use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Help participants create personal change plans to avoid problems with alcohol and other drugs in the future.
  • Reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes.

 IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING A DUI CHARGE OR COURT REFERRAL FOR A DUI OR DRUG CHARGE OR CASE, CONTACT US AT 256-547-1005 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION REGARDING YOUR CASE.

DUI – LEVEL 2 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

ALABAMA COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM – LEVEL 2

Level 2 is designed for those defendants determined to have a problem or presumed to have a problem with alcohol or other drugs of abuse.  Level 2 consists of a minimum 24-hour interactional program.  You will be required to attend four mandatory self-help meetings prior to completing the program.  Level 2 covers all of the material covered in Level 1, and adds coursework concerning patterns of substance use, the importance and use of family and support systems, and coping skills. The cost of the Level 2 education program is $250.00. The class size is restricted to 15 students with one instructor or 18 students with two instructors.

The Court Referral Program is generally structured with eight sessions, with a total of 24 class hours. Participants are also required to attend four one-hour self-help meetings on their own, for a total of 28 hours.

  •     Session 1: Introduction
  •     Session 2: Laws & Consequences
  •     Session 3: Alcohol/Other Drugs & Their Effects
  •     Session 4: Patterns of Use
  •     Session 5: Family & Support Systems
  •     Session 6: Strategies for Positive Change
  •     Session 7: Strategies for Positive Change (continued)
  •     Session 8: Looking Ahead

Court Referral Program goals are to:

  •     Provide participants with information about the Alabama laws that relate to alcohol and other drugs.
  •     Provide participants with information about how alcohol and other drugs affect behavior, the body, the family, and community.
  •     Help participants understand the patterns of alcohol and other drug use from nonuse to dependancy.
  •     Give participants an opportunity to evaluate their own use of alcohol and other drugs.
  •     Provide participants with information about how alcohol and other drug abuse affects the family.
  •     Discuss recovery and introduce available community resources.
  •     Help participants strengthen coping skills, including stress reduction, alcohol/other drug refusal,communication and anger management skills.
  •     Help participants create personal change plans to avoid problems with alcohol and other drugs in the future.
  •     Reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes.

 

DUI – ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR DUI AND DRUG OFFENSES

Alabama Level 3 court referral program is a referral to alcohol or drug treatment.  Most Alabama Level 3 court referrals are sent to a community mental health center for a full assessment utilizing the psychological criteria in the DSM IV-R.  After they are assessed, participants are referred primarily to inpatient treatment or intensive outpatient programs(IOP).

The Alabama Administrative Office of Courts approves treatment programs, both in the private and the public sector.  Treatment programs involved with the Alabama court referral program are certified by one of the following agencies:  Alabama Department of Mental Health or the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO).

Alabama court referral intensive outpatient programs (IOP) involve individual or group treatment and other therapeutic activities, including self-help, occurring during scheduled operating hours. While in treatment the following topics are discussed, explored and addressed: alcohol/other drugs & their effects, patterns of use, triggers, relapse, effective communication skills, stress and anger management, etc…

Alabama Court Referral Program Level 3 Goals Include:

  •     Encourage defendants to identify the reason they are attending treatment and what problems may have led them there.
  •     Provide defendants with information about how the use of alcohol and other drugs affect behavior, the body, the family, and their future.
  •     Provide defendants with information about the symptoms and risks of substance abuse and addiction.
  •     Provide defendants with strategies for triggers.
  •     Reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes.
  •     Maintain sobriety and drug free.

 

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