Drug and alcohol screening of DWI offenders helps to identify the underlying problems that lead to substance abuse. Screening is a mandatory step in a process designed to assess the extent of substance abuse.
Screening Assessments allow the screener to formulate and recommend a personalized intervention and treatment plan for the offender.
Based on screening results and the seriousness of the offense, DWI offenders are required to follow very specific sentencing consequences. A full spectrum of treatment options are utilized to address these needs including self help, outpatient, individual, group and after care programs.
Web based ADE screening instruments are administered by a LADAC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor). An essential part of the screening process is the CTP (Client Tracking Program) database used to track offenders from arrest, sentencing through completion of probation and prevention of recidivism.
- Misdemeanor Court Compliance
An alternative sentencing program used to enforce compliance of court ordered community service, mandatory jail time; screening, DWI school and ignition interlock use.
- Teen Court
An option for first offenders to be tried in a court room setting, by a jury of their peers (teens of approximately the same age). The peer jury does not decide innocence or guilt, it only decides sentences. The youth going before the teen jury must acknowledge that he or she has committed the offense(s) charged. If the youth accepts the teen jury and completes it successfully, then no further action will be taken.
- ASPEN of New Mexico
The “Second Chance-Life Values Program” is our most
widely used alternative sentencing program. It is
designed to educate the defendant on the impact of their
crime and the negative effects on themselves, their
families and their community; assist the courts by
reducing the case load of the courts to allow more time
for processing hardened criminals; and, decrease the
community’s financial burden for incarcerations for minor
offenses by sentencing the offenders to the program
instead of jail, and making the offender financially
responsible for payment of the class.• Juvenile Jail-Based Intervention
“Knowledge Is Power” is one of our community-oriented
programs. It gives members of that community firsthand
information concerning the kinds of criminal and drug
related activity that takes place in their area. This
program focuses on information everyone in the
community needs to know and is very helpful in dealing
with children and young adults who may be suffering
from substance abuse. Every parent should attend this
program. Knowledge is your only weapon in the battle
for your loved one’s life.