North Alabama Court Referral Services, Inc.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
- Positive Steps Through Education
Welcome to North Alabama Court Referral Services, Inc.!
The Alabama Court Referral Education Program was created in 1985 to help reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes in the state. This program is not punishment. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn important information and to explore ways to change risky behavior that resulted in their becoming involved with the legal system. Participation in the court referral education program can have a positive impact on lives. It is up to participants to make the most of it.
The Mandatory Treatment Act of 1990 authorized the Court Referral Program. It requires all people who are convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offense to be evaluated and referred to an appropriate education and/or treatment program. At a minimum, every defendant who is not referred directly to drug or alcohol treatment is required to complete an alcohol and drug education program certified by the Administrative Office of the Courts. This law exists so that people who are in trouble because of their alcohol or other drug use receive the information and support they need to avoid future problems.
NACRS offers Level 1, Level 2, and Youth & Juvenile Court Referral Education Program classes through contract with the Administrative Office of Courts. In addition, we offer Alabama Driver Education Classes.