This standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.
This class is open to the public but generally includes participants who have been placed on probation and court ordered to the program due to any first DWI conviction. However, this class may also be used as a sanction appropriate to offenders with a limited history of alcohol abuse.
The McLennan County CSCD charges $90 for this class. That amount is due in full before a Participant is eligible for enrollment. Once paid, the participant must complete an enrollment packet which includes a Personal Data Form, Numerical Drinking Profile (NDP) screening, Pre-Test, and a schedule is given to the offender that details the dates and times of all class sessions. This packet is available at the reception desk. This program may be offered in four 3-hour sessions OR three 4-hour sessions. A participant must attend all class sessions to complete the program. A Certificate of Completion shall be issued upon successful completion. A duplicate certificate of completion may be issued to replace a lost one at the cost of $5.00. Any missed class will result in the participant being dropped from class; after which, the participant will be required to pay a $50 re-enrollment fee (unless waived by the program administrator) before he/she can be re-registered for the next available class.